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Join us for an exciting few days as we bag FIVE midwestern state high points. We will do as much hiking as time permits (yes there IS hiking in the midwest). There will be pretty views of Lake Superior on our drives.

State Highpointing is an exciting past-time, part scavenger-hunt, part traveling and part hiking. There are quite a few high pointers in HVH.

We will fly into Minneapolis MN, rent car(s) and visit high points: Minnesota's, Michigan's, Wisconsin's, Illinois' and Iowa's. Some high points are hikes and some are drive-ups.

We need to be at the Illinois high point on the weekend of the 6th-7th as it is only open at this time.












Wed July 3rd: fly to Minneapolis late.. stay near airport

Thu July 4th: drive over to Minnesota's high point, Eagle Mtn (2301'). This is a 7 mile round trip hike with a gain of 600 feet. After the hike, drive towards Michigan's high point. Stay somewhere on the Upper Peninsula.

Fri July 5th: drive to Michigan's high point, Mt Arvon (1979'). This is a 2 mile round trip hike with a gain of 300 feet. After the hike, drive over to Wisconsin.

Sat July 6th: Bag Wisconsin's high point, Timms Hill (1951'). We will do this as a one way 9 mile hike with 1300' of elevation gain. Drive to Illinois..

Sun July 7th: Bag Charles Mound (1235'): this is a trivial walk-up. Drive to Iowa. Bag Iowa's high point, Hawkeye Point (1670'), another trivial walk-up. Drive back to Minneapolis airport, fly home.

NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.


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  • Dorothy

    we had a great time.. all objectives met.. prettiest high point by far was Minnesota's. Illinois' and Iowa's were neat as well (unexpectedly pretty)

    July 15, 2013

  • Csilla

    If one more person would go, I go too. I think we should have at least four people.

    May 31, 2013

    • Dorothy

      why is that?

      May 31, 2013

    • Csilla

      I think I would be alone.

      June 1, 2013

  • Dorothy

    have our tix..

    May 24, 2013

    • Dorothy

      AirTran Airways 771 Leave LGA 5:34 pm Wed July 3.. arrive in MSP at 10:30pm

      May 24, 2013

  • Csilla

    Dorothy, is there an estimate for the cost of the trip, airplane ticket, etc? Have you guys already puchased the tickets and reserved the car(s)? Where are you going to stay for the nights? Is there a plan for who will be driving?

    April 8, 2013

    • Dorothy

      I'm estimating here: $350 for plane tix.. $100 for car.. $200 for motels

      April 8, 2013

  • Steven T.

    IL-WI-MI is a fun triple.. After Timm's, we slept in our car in Land-O-Lakes near the WI/MI border until a cop woke us up, then we arrived at Arvon at the crack of dawn. Spent the rest of the day driving home, across the UP, then through London ON, the Binghamton. Good times.

    March 30, 2013

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