Hawkeye Point Climber's Log

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Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Dec 21, 2010 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Corn!  Sucess!

Made the summit with SPer "I Like It on Top", Annie, and Nick.

Alika

Alika - Dec 3, 2010 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2010

HP #7  Sucess!

With McCannster- Cool spot, noticed the distances to other highpoints were highly suspect on the monument

Winex

Winex - Nov 17, 2010 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

Summited twice  Sucess!

Nice place to visit, but flat

McCannster

McCannster - Nov 15, 2010 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2010

#11  Sucess!

With Alika. Kinda chilly at the top.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Oct 10, 2010 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Hawkeye Point  Sucess!

Met up with a great friend for a fun little weekend trip. The area is a nice little spot with some very nice improvements.

Hotoven

Hotoven - Aug 11, 2010 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Lots of corn!  Sucess!

Had a nice drive there and rolled up ready to dominate it. Only to find many bugs and tons of corn!

xDoogiex

xDoogiex - Aug 11, 2010 1:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

HP #11  Sucess!

Another intense one. More man eatting flying insects. Got an awesome key chain

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jul 31, 2010 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

Eighth Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!

Congratulations iowa! a well-done high point. it was odd to be looking up at the corn from the highpoint ...

Arkitekt

Arkitekt - Jul 23, 2010 3:10 am

Hawkeye Point  Sucess!

I believe I was here in about 1992 I may still have the key chain to prove it!

Chinigo

Chinigo - Jul 5, 2010 1:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

Easy one!  Sucess!

It is a nice place to visit - I liked the signs and distances to the other state highpoints.
HP #24 for me.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Feb 10, 2010 4:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2009

#8  Sucess!

...And I'd reached the top of ID, AZ, and NM before getting the one that's two hours from where I grew up.

Post-expedition beers in nearby Worthington, Minnesota, to wind down from the harrowing trek.

BadgerSummitSeeker

BadgerSummitSeeker - Aug 27, 2009 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2005

HP # 6  Sucess!

Would have been a little embarrasing to not be succesful on this attempt!! Did HP # 6 on our way out to relatives that live in the Black Hills. Sounds like they've really improved the summit area since I was there.

mlarkin2002 - Aug 2, 2009 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

HP  Sucess!

Day trip from Minneapolis

osatrik

osatrik - Jun 28, 2009 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009

SHP #49 AND LAST!!!!!  Sucess!

I started bagging state highpoints in 1985, before Jack Longacre started the Highpointers Club! Summited this one while on my 8000-mile Great American Road Trip, in which I bagged the last 5 of my 49 state high points. I decided 12 years ago, after spending 2 nights at 20,320 feet on Aconcagua with four buddies in a 3-man tent, that I'd much rather go to Nepal if I can go on another 2-3 week climb somewhere. So Iowa is it, #49 and FINAL! Loved the quest. Now to other goals. The highpoint is quite a bit different than the photos posted on the Summitpost page, so I'll put up some of the new facilities as soon as I figure out how to get them from from camera into the computer! I thought it was going to be ironic that Iowa was my last SHP, but as I discovered, this was a terrific place to end the quest, as it is the one and only SHP that pays homage to all the others with its signposts.

Tracy

Tracy - May 1, 2009 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2009

State HP #24  Sucess!

Visited this one with my son on a misty, rainy day. Keychains now cost a dollar-way cheaper than the Mt. Arvon ones at Indian Country Sporting Goods in L'Anse, MI that run $3 (their cost) plus whatever you want to donate towards the upkeep of signage along the maze of logging roads, but it's all for a good cause.

kavak

kavak - Apr 7, 2009 10:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2009

Auto mountaineered  Sucess!

I finally made it to this one while visiting a relative in Ames, Iowa. I had to race to get there to beat the huge storm bearing in on Iowa. There were snowflakes and a cold wind while I was there. I would highly recommend hiking up Ocheyedan Mound while you are in the vicinity. It is 10 or so miles away and a "significant" summit in Iowa.

nayrb

nayrb - Oct 25, 2008 11:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2008

Summit! Sort Of.  Sucess!

Made it to the top! Whew! Actually the challenge is just finding the farm where the top is. You can really drive to the highest point & walk about 30 feet to the real "summit." Signed the summit register that was there. I was w/ my friend David Dial. Good fun.

psquier - Aug 5, 2008 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Hawkeye Point  Sucess!

Started the morning at Charles Mound in IL at 8:00am. Drove straight to Hawkeye Point in about 6 hours via southern Minnesota. My GPS told us to come from Sibley via the east but it would have been better to just come down SR60 onto 130th. Didn't see anyone there.

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - Jul 30, 2008 2:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Now public property  Sucess!

Mrs. Sterler told me the county owns the land now, so there is no need to call her for access permission. Some "improvements" have been made to this highpoint with more apparently planned. HP15

Redwic

Redwic - Jul 7, 2008 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

A Great Way To End A Trip!!!  Sucess!

This was the seventh of seven HPs attained on my most ambitious weekend HP road trip to date; I drove 2600 miles in just over two days to complete this mega-loop road trip. HP #24 for me.
The owners wanted $1 for a commemorative keychain, but knowing they need donations for helping make this particular HP bigger and better in the future, I contributed $5 for the keychain. I will donate more to this HP project in the future, as well.

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