Hawkeye Point - 4/50 completed, 46 to go...
A weekend trip to visit a friends house in southwestern Minnesota does not contain many things to do. Something was needed to make the time pass in this rural farmland. I quickly realized that we would be within easy driving distance of Hawkeye Point. I had already climbed the highest points in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota and jumped at the chance to do it again in Iowa. I am officially a Summit Cheeseburgerer but not officially a High Pointer (someday soon I'll officially join them, for now its unofficial).
The summit was a very easy climb. It involved driving up to as far as your car could go, getting out and walking the 30 feet to the summit. While it was the highest point in Iowa it was hard to tell if other points were higher than it. The burgers eaten were purchased from a local fast food establishment. They were very delicious. The drive was the most difficult part as it was an hour away from my friends' house. It involved driving through the very dull Great Plains.
It was very nice of the Osceola County to set aside this land for people like me to use. There were four posts with each of the highest points in each state. It is interesting to note that Florida has the lowest high point of all 50 states at 325 feet above sea level.
I anxiously await another Cheeseburger and High Point Summit.
Hmmm so good.
Being a tourist!
There are literally corn fields right next to this summit.