A ridiculously hot day in Missouri - 110 degrees by the thermometer in the car... I decided to actually do some hiking at Taum Sauk. Made the walk to the summit (easy), took some obligatory pictures, and then decided to go find some other trails to hike.
Very rocky trails there. I took 3 bottles of water with me, and once the first one was done, I decided to turn back, wanting to make sure that I had reserves just in case. Hiked for about 2 hours there... very little water at the falls, as it was very dry and hot.
First HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Hiked over to see Mina Sauk falls at night.
If only they were all so easy... just kidding of course, the challenges of the others make them so much fun. If you have a chance go check out Mina Sauk Falls. If you go in August expect it to be all dry. The rocks where by the typical falls site are stunning and afford a great view even when there's no water.
Pretty easy straigh forward HP good signage. We also stopped at the Jakk Longacre high pointers club founder memorial was very cool.
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.
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.
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.
My boxer fought a tree.
A dangerous night climb.
Slept the night previous at the campground at the trailhead, it was warm and muggy. The view across the nearby wooded hills was pleasant.
Pretty simple stroll. I noted that gasoline was less than a dollar per gallon on this trip.
Did this hike sometime while I was an undergraduate at the University of Missouri.
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
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.
super humid and hot. 1/3 the way through the states
Drive up. Got a photo of the sign. Nothing special really.
nothing especially memorable here - it took forever to get here and forever to leave as well
Nice little Highpoint in a really pretty area.
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.