Ascent of Hoosier Hill on 1998-05-23

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, May 23, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hoosier Hill
    Elevation:1257 ft / 383 m

Ascent Trip Report

Awaking in Winona (Illinois), the weather was awful. It was raining heavily, with lightning and thunder. The next state highpoint on my agenda, Indiana's Hoosier Hill, was a few hours away to the east. I drove across the midsection of the state, passing through Indianapolis, arriving in the general area of the highpoint in the early afternoon. By now, the weather had "improved" to gray skies.

The highpoint is a barely-discernible rise in a copse of trees abutting someone's farm field. I found it after a few minutes of driving the local roads, about 10 miles north of the Interstate. I parked, walked into the trees, then hopped a ladder-stile placed there to get over the fence, and in moments, was on "top". Someone had decorated the highpoint with rocks and a small sign. I didn't spend long at all here.

I returned to the highway and entered into Ohio to visit its highpoint at Campbell Hill.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:1252 ft / 381 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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