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Ascent of Taum Sauk Mountain on 2019-08-28

Climber: Michael Vecchiarelli

Date:Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Taum Sauk Mountain
    Location:USA-Missouri
    Elevation:1772 ft / 540 m

Ascent Trip Report

Woke up early and drove 9 hours from Dallas to Tom Sauk Mountain State Park. Google maps takes you right to it, no issues. The high point is accessible from the parking lot via the sidewalk in about 3 minutes. But I felt like I had to do something after all that driving and to earn the "ascent" so I hiked the 3 mile loop trail, saw the waterfalls and got some exercise. It was an easy hike with some good views and the waterfall is very pretty. Saw a few other hikers, not bad for 2:00 on a Wednesday. Half the loop is part of the Ozark trail too, now that would be a fun thru hike to do some day.
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Just above the waterfall. (2019-08-28). Photo by Michael Vecchiarelli.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfection
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Mina Sauk Falls trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot  1372 ft / 418 m
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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