Charles Mound, Illinois

Prominence: 95 ft, 29 m

Elevation: 1235 feet, 376 meters

True Isolation: 2.5 mi, 4.02 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 1235 ft / 376 m
Peak TypeHill
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)42° 30' 15'' N, 90° 14' 23'' W
42.504146, -90.239765 (Dec Deg)
726791 E 4709446 N, Zone 15 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceIllinois (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionJo Daviess (Highest Point)
City/TownScales Mound

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     Weather for Charles Mound at Trip Report for Jo Daviess, IL by Ron Tagliapietra Trip Report for Jo Daviess, IL by Thomas Harper Trip Report for Jo Daviess, IL by John Hasch

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Lists that contain Charles Mound:
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #45)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #45)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #221)
     Illinois County High Points (Rank #1)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #43)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #50)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #87)
     Midwest USA CoHPs (Rank #572)
     EPIC List - States of the USA (Rank #76)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1991-07-16 by Dennis Stewart
     1992-03-10 by Greg Slayden
     1998-05-19 by Scott Surgent
     2004-09-04 by Jamie Bakken
     2007-01-13 by John Hasch
     2009-09-05 by Walter Blume
     2010-07-03 by Gustav Sexauer
     2010-09-04 by Jonathan Graber
     2011-09-04 by Dave Dunham
     2012-06-02 by Tye Scott
     2012-07-07 by Andrew DeFeo
     2012-08-04 by Alan Barber
     2013-08-03 by Tom Owen (GPS Track)
     2014-07-05 by Jason Vogler
     2015-08-01 by David Odenwalder
     2015-08-01 by Vanessa Arnold
     2016-06-05 by Eric Lombardo (GPS Track)
     2017-02-18 by Mike Zampino
     2017-06-03 by Ryan Turner (GPS Track)
     2017-08-05 by Ronald Land
     2018-07-07 by Janos Arnosky
     2018-07-07 by Ed Wandall
     2018-07-08 by Paul McClellan (GPS Track)
     2018-09-02 by J K

View ascents of peak by registered members (330 total)

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A bitter cold winter's day on the highest point in Illinois (1992-03-10).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 95 ft/29 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 105 ft/32 m
  Key Col: 1140 ft/347 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.5 mi/4.02 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 42.5392, -90.2275
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Belmont Mound  (NNE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Plains
Range3: Midwest-Great Lakes Area
Range4: Upper Mississippi Area
Range5: Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains
Drainage BasinsMississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Private Land
Topo MapShullsburg O42090e2 1:24,000
Route #1 Dirt Road
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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new summit sign at Charles Mound IL (2013-08-03). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Amy and I at Charles Mound (2014-09-06). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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Touching the Charles Mound summit marker (2016-09-03). Photo by Charles Steager.
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Winter Ascent of Charles Mound (2017-02-18). Photo by Kelli Allstot.
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