Made the trip for Cops on Top 2005.
To see the pictures from Hoosier Hill, click here.
Highpoint #13. Took turns driving all the way out & back with a similarly-crazed fellow highpointer from MA, just to bag IN & OH.
Reached the summit during the Cops on Top high point challenge to remember the police officers who lost their lives during the 9-11 attacks. Officers from around the country reached their states high points in memorial of the fallen.
My second state highpoint of the day and 2nd overall.
Visited this state highpoint when I happened to be travelling in the area anyway.
I grew up only 15 miles from the highest point in Indiana. However, it took me 30 years to get there. The summit was a great family experience with my Colorado cousins making the journey to the peak. We were mistaken by the false summit of the adjacent cornfield before we found the ID sign along the roadside. Wow! What a view of Indiana woodlands from the summit.
I liked the sign and the steps over the fence.
Not much of a walk.
Wife and I summitted this beast in record time. This was our 4th high point, though high and point are not words I was thinking of at the time of summitting. More like fields, trees & bugs. Highpointing though does take you to areas of the country I know I would never have gone to see on my own. God's creation is good even in the flatlands.
First state highpoint acheived. This was the week after a failed attempt at Long's Peak so this was helped me feel better bagging this monster ;)
I took I-74 to I-70 just to grab this highpoint. Off I-70, I took the rollercoaster road to the highpoint area. I managed to find the highpoint in the area, and got my third highpoint in three days!