Ascent of The Mound on 2020-06-21

Climber: Eamon Kuhne

Others in Party:Dad
Date:Sunday, June 21, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Mound
    Elevation:1700 ft / 518 m

Ascent Trip Report

After staying a nice night in the park campground, Hannah and I arose, wished dad a happy father's day, had some nice oatmeal over the fire, and set off onto the prairie. We took the mound trail starting at the parking lot on the north end of the trial, just east of the buffalo viewing platform. It's a pleasant walk, although it was quite warm and we didn't bring enough water but the mound viewing platform, which appears to be higher than eagle rock, the stated "high point" in the park provides a nice view of the surrounding area, with the ability on a clear day to see both Iowa and South Dakota. We even saw some buffalo, thanks to dad bringing a pair of binoculars.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:179 ft / 54 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:179 ft / 54 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Start Trailhead:1521 ft / 463 m
Descent Statistics

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