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My name is Bruce Marshall, I’ve been a member off and on since about 1991

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ILLINOIS

Charles Mound

1,235 feet (NAVD88)

 

WHO - Anyone - however the HP is on Private Land

 

WHAT - Height Rank #45

          Difficulty Rank #32

 

DIFFICULTY # DU - Drive-up close to actual highpoint

 

WHEN - Optimum Time - usually open on the first weekends of June, July, August & September each year - Contact the Wuebbels @ (815) 845-2625 or (815) 845-2552 for permission

 

WHERE - Latitude - 42 deg. 30 min. N     

              Longitude - 90 deg. 14 min. W

 

NW corner of Illinois 35 mile as E of Dubuque, Iowa

 

Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mound

 

 

WHY - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019

Less Crowded than National Parks

A compelling Bucket List item

Other things to see in the Vicinity - “Field of Dreams” filmed in Dyerville, Iowa; The Toy Soldier Collection and Teddy Bear Company are both found in Galena, Illinois

Leave the HP better than it was found

 

These places can be:

 

FABULOUS FUN FILLED FAMILY FITNESS FINDS

 

For most people:

 

SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS

 

HOW - no specialized gear required.

 

COMMENTS: Been to HP twice, this can be one of the more difficult HP’s to get depending on access restrictions