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Ascent of Charles Mound on 2018-07-07

Climber: Janos Arnosky

Date:Saturday, July 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Charles Mound
    Location:USA-Illinois
    Elevation:1235 ft / 376 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started this ascent from Chicago where we rented a car at the international airport and drove highway 20 through Rockford and Freeport. We turned off on highway 78 and Lena (there is a wonderful hamburger and milkshake drive up diner here) and continued until Apple River where we took highway 3 as far as we could, but unfortunately it ended in a closure due to road construction. We had to turn around and take Slaughterhouse road to Blackhawk road and continued until the entrance to the farm where the high point is located. Parking was easy to find along the road despite ll the other highpointers and their vehicles. Once there, walk through the double brown-red gate past the “park here and continue on foot sign” for about 1.25 miles until the beautiful highpoint. P.s. there is no cell phone service in the area. Save your maps before you get there.
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