Charles Mound, Illinois

Prominence: 95 ft, 29 m

Elevation: 1235 feet, 376 meters

Approx. Isolation: 20.42 mi, 32.86 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 1235 ft / 376 m
Peak TypeHill
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)42° 30' 15'' N; 90° 14' 23'' W
42.504146, -90.239765 (Dec Deg)
726791E 4709446N Zone 15 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceIllinois (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionJo Daviess (Highest Point)
City/TownScales Mound

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     Charles Mound at Trip Report for Jo Daviess, IL by Ron Tagliapietra Trip Report for Jo Daviess, IL by Thomas Harper Trip Report for Jo Daviess, IL by John Hasch

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Lists that contain Charles Mound:
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #45)
     Illinois County High Points (Rank #1)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #221)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #45)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #43)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #50)
     Midwest USA CoHPs (Rank #572)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #87)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1991-07-16 by Dennis Stewart
     1992-03-10 by Greg Slayden
     2004-09-04 by Jamie Bakken
     2006-07-01 by Doug Urban
     2006-09-02 by Caj Svensson
     2007-01-13 by John Hasch
     2009-09-05 by Walter Blume
     2010-06-05 by Brian Webb
     2010-07-03 by Gustav Sexauer
     2010-09-04 by Jonathan Graber
     2011-08-07 by Eric Gilbertson
     2011-09-04 by Dave Dunham
     2012-06-02 by Tye Scott
     2012-07-07 by Andrew DeFeo
     2012-08-04 by Alan Barber
     2013-08-03 by David Darby (GPS Track)
     2013-08-03 by Tom Owen (GPS Track)
     2014-07-05 by Jason Vogler
     2014-09-06 by Ken Curtis
     2015-08-01 by Vanessa Arnold
     2015-08-01 by David Odenwalder

View ascents of peak by registered members (201 total)

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A bitter cold winter's day on the highest point in Illinois (1992-03-10).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 95 ft/29 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 105 ft/32 m
  Key Col: 1140 ft/347 m
Isolation20.42 mi/32.86 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Platte Mounds  (NNW)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Plains
Range3: Midwest-Great Lakes Area
Range4: Upper Mississippi Area
Range5: Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains
Drainage BasinsMississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Private Land
Topo MapShullsburg O42090e2 1:24,000
Route #1 Dirt Road
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new summit sign at Charles Mound IL (2013-08-03). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Amy and I at Charles Mound (2014-09-06). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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