Hawkeye Point Climber's Log

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starship_jen

starship_jen - Jul 7, 2008 8:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

HP # 39  Sucess!

4th of 5 HP's on this road trip. Beautiful day to be out. Warm, sunny, and a slight breeze. Lots of corn! Had to detour slightly because of road closures. Looks like they have plans to make some changes there. It will be really nice when it's done!

chilkoot

chilkoot - Apr 29, 2008 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

A near miss  Sucess!

Route 60 was torn up and barricaded as we drove south from Minnesota. Had to detour and then follow the grid of dirt roads in order to spiral our way in toward the highpoint. Thought we might not find it. Finally found the sign partially hidden by trees along the side of the road. Once we parked the summit was obvious. Just keep climbing upward! ;-)

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2007

HAWKEYE PT  Sucess!

4TH OF A 14 STATE HPs 5,500 MI LOOP FROM OHIO 10/17 - 10/15

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2002

The sweet smell of hogs!  Sucess!

We met the landowner on our visit to the HP of Iowa. He was a very nice guy. I got a free Hawkeye Point key-chain to commemorate my ascent. I guess you're supposed to pay for them now.

breagen

breagen - Sep 27, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2006

Standard Driveway  Sucess!

Highpoint #3, ascent done on a cold day, had to put a coat on over my T-shirt. Next up, Whitney!

Zandt

Zandt - Sep 5, 2007 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Whee!  Sucess!

What a tough hike! *smirk* Very fun drive-by...how nice the property owners are to maintain such a spot for highpointers.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Jun 7, 2007 8:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2007

Hawkeye Point  Sucess!

Visited the Field of Dreams and then drove through miles of corn, hogs, and soybeans to the highpoint of Iowa. Very windy day. Questioned my sanity when I signed the register at the end of a cattle feedbunk. HP #21.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - May 29, 2007 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2005

Brrrr!!!!!  Sucess!

A very COLD day in December. Made a special trip from Omaha for this. Not necessarily worth the drive; I wish I'd hit it on a trip the previous summer to Okoboji.

Snow was deep in the area, had to park on the road so as not to park in landowners on their driveway. Ran through snow 1/4-mile to the "summit," signed the register, snapped some pics, and headed back in the car. It was cold, one of us really had to use the restroom, and the surrounding landscape was not unlike the farm I grew up on.

The loess hills of Western Iowa are certainly more beautiful in my opinion, but part of the beauty of highpointing, as I understand it, is traveling to those tucked-away corners.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2002

HP #19  Sucess!

Vive la France...
Nice cornfield...
I almost got a ticket for speeding on the way in...
Watch your speed!!!

huskerhiker

huskerhiker - Oct 30, 2006 10:41 am Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2005

Brrrr!!!!!  Sucess!

Highpoint #2 for me.

A very COLD day in December. Made a special trip from Omaha for this. Not necessarily worth the drive; I wish I'd hit it on a trip the previous summer to Okoboji.

Snow was deep in the area, had to park on the road so as not to park in landowners on their driveway. Ran through snow 1/4-mile to the "summit," signed the register, snapped some pics, and headed back in the car. It was cold, one of us really had to use the restroom, and the surrounding landscape was not unlike the farm I grew up on.

The loess hills of Western Iowa are certainly more beautiful in my opinion, but part of the beauty of highpointing, as I understand it, is traveling to those tucked-away corners.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:24 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 1998

Cool place  Sucess!

Met the landowners, bought a keychain.

TLP

TLP - Aug 28, 2006 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

Out on the farm  Sucess!

Not much to report here. Still sort of enjoyed this highpoint. Seemed kind of cool for a place in the middle of nowhere really. Ate some ice cream in Le Mars, the so called "Ice Cream Capital of the World", on the way there.

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Aug 1, 2006 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006

The Silo Highpoint  Sucess!

Very well-maintained highpoint with extremely friendly owners. Plus, I got a fancy highpoint keychain.

mad maximus

mad maximus - Jun 16, 2006 5:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005

Beware  Sucess!

Beware of the exposure.. especially in winter ;)

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Apr 8, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2006

Last one  Sucess!

Happy ST. Pattys DAY. Owner was awesome, and the black cat will lead you to the house. COLD!!!

jakefrisbee

jakefrisbee - Mar 15, 2006 3:31 am

Check it off  Sucess!

The owners are super-friendly! I can't imagine owing this property and having people call all the time (maybe it's not all the time?). Anyway, we should all be grateful for their kindness. It's a cool place.

Drifter

Drifter - Dec 29, 2005 9:23 pm

Date Climbed: August 9th, 2000  Sucess!

End of a long road trip from Eagle mountain, to Timm's Hill, Charles mound and then here. 4 high points in 2 days.

Steve Gruhn - Aug 10, 2005 8:08 pm

Route Climbed: From Driveway Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Nice walk. 48th State HP.

Ilafan

Ilafan - Apr 3, 2005 6:04 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Very appropriate that Iowa's highpoint is on a farm. Perfect! I like this one because it is quaint and the people that own it are very nice and good representatives of Iowans in general (friendly and down-to-Earth). The keychain is cool, too (but make sure you pay for it).

PikesPeak14110 - Feb 26, 2005 11:41 pm

Date Climbed: 7-26-04  Sucess!

77 degrees, needed crampons to get to the top, we scrambled to the summit ridge at approx. 1,660 ft. (just kidding) very nice day no equipment needed.

My 2nd highpoint (i have 5 as of Feb. 26)

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