Taum Sauk Mountain Climber's Log

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iamrwood

iamrwood - Jan 14, 2014 3:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013

Night Time Highpointing  Sucess!

Running late on a stressful, long drive meant arriving at Taum Sauk after dark. Creepy sounds as we hiked in to the highpoint.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 12, 2014 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Taum Sauk at night!  Sucess!

State HP #33......and our first one at night! We finally made it there, after a long weekend of driving through MS, LA, AR, and MO. Relatively uneventful, except for the fact that we were upset that we missed the daylight. Oh well, it still counts. Besides, it wasn't much to look at anyways, compared to some of our prior missions.

mattdalman

mattdalman - Jun 20, 2013 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2013

HP #29  Sucess!

Did this highpoint while doing a family vacation to St. Louis. The hike to Mina Sauk Falls was enjoyable and just the right length for smaller kids to do without having to carry them the whole way.

DougBenton

DougBenton - May 11, 2013 11:13 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2013

Perfect day for it!  Sucess!

Could not have asked for better weather. A little cloudy which kept the temp below 75. I hiked to the waterfall as well. Hardly a soul on the roads to get here, but there were several folks hiking to the falls...in spite of that, I still had long sections of the trail in solitude. Worth hiking to the falls when they are running!

triviasteve - Mar 18, 2013 7:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

very hot!  Sucess!

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.

atavist

atavist - Feb 16, 2013 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2013

Embarrassing to bivy on this one  Sucess!

First HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Hiked over to see Mina Sauk falls at night.

xbaghat

xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 12:58 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003

seven  Sucess!

...

chadbw

chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012

Third HP  Sucess!

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.

BConley

BConley - Aug 18, 2012 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

HP #26  Sucess!

Pretty easy straigh forward HP good signage. We also stopped at the Jakk Longacre high pointers club founder memorial was very cool.

huskertriguy

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

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

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

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

The Blair Witch HP  Sucess!

My boxer fought a tree.

xpda

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.

Alika

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

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.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Oct 24, 2010 3:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010

Twenty down, working eastward  Sucess!

Nice cool weather, did with the wife on a nice paved trail. Map and pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/missouri/taum_sauk_mountain_376.htm

xDoogiex

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

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