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Ascent of Charles Mound on 2018-07-07

Climber: Ed Wandall

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

Ascent Trip Report

Much appreciative of the very nice Wuebbel family to allow us access. Drove out from O'Hare and found that two bridges were out close to the highpoint. We kept diverting south, though on the way back, found that bypassing the bridge work to the north was faster. Found the 688 street sign. Parked along the edge of the road, then hiked up. It was getting toward evening, but we knew we would be up and down long before dark. About 3/4 of a mile we passed some outbuildings, which had a sign "Highpointers, park here and continue on foot." That would have saved us a mile and a half of walking, but it is a lovely farm and the walk was nice. At the 'summit' the register had names from all over the country! Great to see so many folks taking an interest in highpointing!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:269 ft / 81 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Driveway
    Trailhead:966 ft / 294 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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