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Ascent of Charles Mound on 2009-09-05

Climber: Walter Blume

Others in Party:Nichole
Renny
Date:Saturday, September 5, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Charles Mound
    Location:USA-Illinois
    Elevation:1235 ft / 376 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at N42 29.353' W90 14.280'. The property owners had thoughtfully provided a sign at the gate, informing highpointers to park and walk. NOTE: Access is limited to first weekend of June, July, August, and September.

The climb up on a gravel road was gradual with the first third of a mile in the shade. Beautiful corn and soy fields with about 75 degree temperature. About halfway we reached a gate with many cows who were still friendly, not having been jaded by the many highpointers that pass their way. Finally we reached high point #9 and enjoyed the view out to Wisconsin and Iowa. Even though this was not challenging, it was quite beautiful and peaceful.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:269 ft / 82 m
    Elevation Loss:269 ft / 82 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:269 ft / 82 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:gravel road
    Trailhead:Gate at Charles Mound Rd  966 ft / 294 m
    Time Up:36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:269 ft / 82 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Trailhead:Gate at Charles Mound Rd  966 ft / 294 m
    Time Down:36 Minutes



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