Ascent of Hawkeye Point on 2018-10-16

Climber: Craig Barrett

Others in Party:Malachi Barrett
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Hawkeye Point
    Elevation:1670 ft / 509 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trip from Battle Creek, MI to Western Montana. Departed Monday afternoon and drove through Michigan, Indiana and Illinois and into the darkness of Iowa. Stopped around 11:00pm CST at a hotel and watched the end of a Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers Monday Night Football Game. Green Bay won 33-30.

Departed the next morning from northern Iowa around 6:30am and drove north into Minnesota, then west before heading south back into Iowa and to Hawkeye Point. Easy to find and nice campground adjacent to Hawkeye Point, within walking distance (100 yards) of the summit. We drove right into the farm and high point parking area and walked maybe 25 yards to the High Point. Beautiful day and the perfect high point to reflect Iowa. Corn in all directions, farm and silo and peace and quiet.

Definitely not challenging but we enjoyed the moment and reflecting on other high points when checking out the sign posts.
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Fall morning sunrise near Hawkeye Point, IA (2018-10-16). Photo by Craig Barrett.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Cool, crisp, sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:1670  1670 ft / 509 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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