Taum Sauk Mountain Climber's Log

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Musisca - Feb 3, 2015 9:37 am

Dry Peak  Sucess!

Summited the spring of 2014. Very nice, but the waterfalls were all dried up. Take the 3 mile loop if you want to get a good hike in. It's always a little disappointing that the peak marker is right at the parking lot.


captain.ron - Jan 5, 2015 2:56 am Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2014

Finally made it to the home states high point  Sucess!

Alone on the summit, nice and peaceful!


GlennD - Dec 18, 2014 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2014

HP #13  Sucess!

Quick stop off to walk to the summit enroute to Mammoth Caves.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 16, 2014 11:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

Fun area  Sucess!

Really enjoyed the St. Francois mountains. We hiked the Mina Sauk trail (falls dry but still fun), visited Jakk's Glade, hiked the Scour Trail, and camped in Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park. The walk-in camping is highly recommended! #38 for me, #25 for Lillian, #9 for John, and #8 for Barb.


Outdooraholic - Sep 12, 2014 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

HIghpoint #23  Sucess!

Not much too it but a fun drive though the Ozarks on the way there.

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Jul 14, 2014 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Nice Mina Sauk Falls Loop  Sucess!

The trail to the high point is well developed and unremarkable, but the Mina Sauk Falls loop was scenic and well worth the time to take.


harbor - Jun 15, 2014 1:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2014

HP #6  Sucess!

If anyone "attempts" this and doesn't get to click the "Were you successful?" button it is a sad day for that person.

Great drive through the Ozarks to a relatively uneventful hike. We explored the Elephant Rocks State park not to far and had a lot more fun there. I'm guessing hiking down to the falls would make this a little more fun. Very pretty area. One of us did end up with a tick though....


punchline - May 6, 2014 6:32 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2014

Highpoint #12 - HOT, HOT, HOT!  Sucess!

Took a short detour en route to a business meeting. Beautiful drive up to the mountain, dogwoods blooming and only a couple cars in the parking lot. Got there too late in the day to take a trip to the falls. Should do that next time I am in the area. Was not prepared for it to be 92 degrees - YIKES!


IdahoScott - Apr 7, 2014 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2003

Highpoint #11  Sucess!

A short day trip while working in southern Illinois.


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

seven  Sucess!



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 - 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 - 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.

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