Ascent of Starks Mound on 2020-06-01

Climber: Eamon Kuhne

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, June 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Starks Mound
    Elevation:1022 ft / 311 m

Ascent Trip Report

Guess what? Another mound. Starks was a strange mound. Another one I had done no research on, simply plugged the Lat/Lon into my GPS and drove off. There's a cluster of mounds around this area anyways so I was close by. Again my GPS showed that this was a park. This one certainly didn't look like it, as I drove up a maintained dirk road off of CTH-F. It looked really like a driveway and I was a bit too exposed to the house for my liking, and I didn't see any signs indicating this was a park and not private property like it so seemed. I reversed out back onto CTH-F and went a little ways down the road to 742nd Ave, which just looked like a residential area. I left the car there, thinking I could just claim I was a runner looking for a new route if someone asked, and jogged back down towards starks, up the dirt road a bit until I could get into the woods directly. The road kept leading back towards the house and I didn't want to come within a couple hundred meters unexposed. I went along the woods and climbed the mound. I descended more N/NE than I came up to just get back into the open field and run back to the car from there, as I knew the house was behind me. Someone should do some research/inquiry about whether this is a park or not? If not, why does apple maps label it? Confusing.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack

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