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Ascent of Hawkeye Point on 2018-12-14

Climber: Jason Vogler

Date:Friday, December 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hawkeye Point
    Location:USA-Iowa
    Elevation:1670 ft / 509 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a drive in all the way but I will give myself difficulty points for doing this in December.

I was in Minneappolis MN for business and was traveling to Illinois to visit family. It was out of my way but there was no snow on the roads and no snow in the forecast so I went for it. I started at 7 AM and drove out of Minneappolis on I-494 and then on state HWY 169. 169 eventually became Hwy 60/169 and I stayed on 60 all the way through the Iowa/Minnesota border. About 11 miles south of the border was a well signed turn for Hawkeye point. Less than 1/2 mile off the hwy. Toured the F'n cold artic tundra and took my photos and left by way of Hwy 60 north to Interate 90 and on to Illinois.

It is a very nice monument and very well taken care of. Well done to the owners!

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