Taum Sauk Mountain Climber's Log

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TLP - Aug 28, 2006 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Only one in MO  Sucess!

Drove to this from STL. Pretty hot day. Another car pulls in at the same time. Walk ahead of the family. Wait for them at the highpoint so they can snap a pciture of me. They come to the highpoint, and say oh this isn't the way to the falls, and walk back the other way. I'm like hey man! can you get a picture of me? They mess up the picture, so I have to set the timer and take it myself. I guess they weren't interested at all in the highpoint of MO. Makes me wonder if I should have been?! No, it was a nice little area. Just wish someone else would have been there to share a little highpoint enthusiasm


gwave47 - Aug 10, 2006 1:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Highpoint Number 8  Sucess!

Read my trip report. It was an awesome time.


blephoto - Jul 23, 2006 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Taum Sauk Succumbs  Sucess!

Taum Sauk succumbs to relentless pursuit & dogged determination. After a 5 hour drive the arrival at the park was a relief. The 100 or so yard walk up the asphalt side walk to the highpoint marker was pleasant. The temps. were in the low 80's in July (can you believe it). This highpoint was a little bit of a let down after Elbert and Guadalupe, nevertheless, it is another highpoint in the bag. Taum Sauk Mtn. is in a truly beautiful part of Missouri with a lot of history. A trip here should definitely include a side trip to Elephant Rocks State Park just a few miles away on Hwy 21.

mad maximus

mad maximus - Jun 16, 2006 5:04 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006

Nice day  Sucess!

Nice day for a walk. Went down to the falls area.


noggin - Mar 7, 2006 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2006

Foggy Summit  Sucess!

A wet and foggy day.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 9:07 pm

Backpacked from Johnson Shut-In State Park: Fall of 1999  Sucess!

The trail from the State Park is nice, especially in fall. The colors were tremendous. The State Park has some nice swimming holes. The falls along the the way are nice too. Taum Sauk highpoint isn't very exciting. The falls and Shut-Ins are more interesting.


koz - Jan 3, 2006 12:42 am

Route Climbed: From the parking lot Date Climbed: July 26, 2004  Sucess!

Highpoint #28. Rented a minivan & took turns driving from MA (home) to MO-AR-LA-MS-AL-FL & back.

Linejudge - Dec 27, 2005 7:53 pm

Route Climbed: State Park Trail Date Climbed: December 28, 2005  Sucess!

Highpoint #7


paclimber - Dec 14, 2005 10:38 am

Route Climbed: path from parking lot Date Climbed: 12-11-05  Sucess!

Arrived just before sunset. My 43rd state HP.


mtsptfam - May 25, 2005 10:46 am

Route Climbed: Paved Trail Date Climbed: July 26, 2004  Sucess!

My wife and I drove here on our way out west and it was a welcome rest from the drive. The weather was warm and breezy. Not busy at all for how nice an area it is. Tried to go up the fire tower but the hatch was locked at the top. Oh well it was still good to see God's creation from a different perspective.


hgrapid - May 16, 2005 3:10 pm

Route Climbed: General Route and Mina Sauk Falls Date Climbed: 5/14/05  Sucess!

There was heavy rain on the way to the highpoint, but it cleared up nicely when I got there. These are small mountains with very nice scenery. I hiked the 3 miles round trip via the Mina Sauk Falls Trail. It was really nice viewing the multiple waterfalls in the area. Highpoint#28!!!

Beren - May 12, 2005 11:59 pm

Route Climbed: Paved Walk form Parking Lot Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!

Geez, this one was too easy. It's ADA accessible and a bit of nothing. I recommend the trail to the falls, it is a nice walk through the woods, especially in the fall.


Ilafan - May 1, 2005 11:55 am

Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!

Nothing spectacular, but the drive through the Ozarks (I think) to get there was interesting.

CNC Dave

CNC Dave - Apr 29, 2005 11:32 pm

Date Climbed: July 1969  Sucess!

I hiked these trails and mountain when I was a 14 year old kid. Beautiful area. That trip made me want to see more

mountains. Now I live in California and hike every weekend.


Chris - Apr 29, 2005 12:52 am

Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

Nice area. Southern Missouri has some beautiful scenery... especially the rivers.


csmcgranahan - Apr 28, 2005 11:59 pm

Route Climbed: Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Trailhead Date Climbed: Multiple Summits from 2000-2003  Sucess!

Easy summit with the real fun being the other trails in the park such as Mina Sauk Falls and the Ozark Trail.

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