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Ascent of Charles Mound on 2006-07-01

Climber: Doug Urban

Others in Party:Ryan Urban
Mariah Urban
Ed Erickson
Kaylee Erickson
Date:Saturday, July 1, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Charles Mound
    Location:USA-Illinois
    Elevation:1235 ft / 376 m

Ascent Trip Report

Since the Illinois highpoint is only open 4 weekends per year we decided to drive down and climb it. 495 miles round trip. When we got to the gate there were several cars there and we met many friendly highpointers on the trail and at the summit and traded HP experiences. Lovely day and a nice view of the corn and soybean fields of Northern Illinois. HP #16.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:75 ft / 23 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:gravel field road
    Trailhead:Charles Mound Road gate  1160 ft / 353 m



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