Taum Sauk Mountain Climber's Log

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huskertriguy - Mar 11, 2012 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012

Beauty is where you find it  Sucess!

SHP #12

If you're above highpointing, then it's real simple: don't go, and your sense of superiority ought also to place you above trolling on SHP summit logs.

Hit this one up "on the way" back from a Radiohead show with my dad in St. Louis. I would've done the Mina Sauk trail, but for my 76-year-old father who doesn't get around as well as he once did and an additional 10 hours left to drive home.

Still, we both hit up the observation tower for the great views offered there.


markowens - Feb 6, 2012 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

HP #28  Sucess!

Very nice day. I only saw one other person hiking in the area. The trail heads were easy to find and the trails were well marked.


tubularbills - Sep 28, 2011 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2011

New Years HP  Sucess!

Highpoint #6 - did this on new years day of 2011 after spending the night in Branson, MO. Accidentally went to the Resivoir...had to back track a little on the drive to get to the real high point. it was cold; barely above freezing.


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2004

The Blair Witch HP  Sucess!

My boxer fought a tree.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 1994

Missouri  Sucess!

A dangerous night climb.

awilk7 - Aug 1, 2011 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005

Missouri High  Sucess!

Slept the night previous at the campground at the trailhead, it was warm and muggy. The view across the nearby wooded hills was pleasant.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 18, 2011 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2001

HP #29  Sucess!

Pretty simple stroll. I noted that gasoline was less than a dollar per gallon on this trip.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 13, 2010 3:11 pm

Nice short hike  Sucess!

Did this hike sometime while I was an undergraduate at the University of Missouri.


Alika - Dec 3, 2010 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Pleasant and Scenic  Sucess!

With McCannster. Quick drive down from St Louis. No view at the summit but took a nice walk down to Mina Sauk falls (dry but nice views). HP #8


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

Nice Forests  Sucess!

HP #12. With Alika. Pretty short drive from St Louis area. Just a bit past the peak of the fall colors, but still nice surroundings. No summit views, but strolled down to Mina Sauk Falls, where there are really nice views.


xDoogiex - Aug 15, 2010 12:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

HP #17  Sucess!

super humid and hot. 1/3 the way through the states


Hotoven - Aug 11, 2010 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Cool view, but only from the side, not the very top  Sucess!

Drive up. Got a photo of the sign. Nothing special really.


mlandau3 - Jul 31, 2010 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Ninth Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!

nothing especially memorable here - it took forever to get here and forever to leave as well


jeffh25 - Jul 29, 2010 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010

HP # 19  Sucess!

Nice little Highpoint in a really pretty area.


argothor - May 31, 2010 8:28 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2010

#6  Sucess!

On an eastern journey, I decided to hit all the highpoints of the states I'd be in - 16 possible states, and Taum Sauk was number 2 on the trip.

BrookTroutLeiphart - May 20, 2010 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 1999

Guru Jakk Longacre

Spent the pm with Guru Jakk Longacre (founder of the 50 state highpoint club who lived there in his trailer). Took him to breakfast the next morning to the "Town & Country" diner where he signed a mug for me! He died a few months later. This was my 49th HP! Did #50 (Gannenett Peak, WY in 2002). WY was also Jakk's #50 HP! He had a great autographed climbing library!


Zandt - Apr 30, 2010 1:58 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

Lucky HP#13  Sucess!

Lovely little walk with my best friend and her fiancée. Ran into another highpointer on the trail and talked for a minute...glad he proved to
my friends that I am not the only insane follower of this hobby on the planet!


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 18, 2010 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2009

Very foggy  Sucess!

I got the idea to hit a few state highpoints on my annual Xmas drive from CO to IN. Got there late in the day, near the solstice, very foggy. I wasn't able to do the 3 mile loop, but I look forward to doing it another time.


Tracy - Apr 7, 2010 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2010

HP #30  Sucess!

HP #3 of 5 planned during a tour of the southern states with my son Lance. Windy, but pleasant temps (about 80 degrees - warm for early April).


IHaveArrived - Jan 20, 2010 12:20 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2010

HP #21  Sucess!

Last high point on a four state trip. I was running behind on getting home, so I decided to take the paved trail in Taum Sauk St. Pk. to the high point.

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