Sunday, August 1, 2010

Highpoint: Iowa. Hawkeye Point (1670 ft). July 22, 2010

Iowa! Land of clear skies and zero precipitation! Well, at least for the 24 hours we were there. Three weeks before we arrived in Sibley, a small town in Iowa's extreme northwest, a huge tornado (F4) ripped through the area, coming within two miles of the highpoint. Luckily, there were no human fatalities.

We arrived at the "peak" just before sunset.

The summit area houses a variety of interesting structures. The owners, past and present, have done a beautiful job creating a lovely, peaceful environment.

The girls and I spent about an hour admiring our surroundings before heading to the local Super 8. Here's the highpoint from a slight distance; Alex took the photo as we drove away.

Next stop: Minnesota.


Unknown said...

Hi Trish, Alex, and Sage!

I'm working on my own 48 quest and I wanted to say thanks for your extremely informative and inspirational 4000-footers blog! It's been especially helpful in deciding which peaks to save for winter. Good luck with the rest of your highpointing, perhaps I'll see you out in the Whites when you get back (I'm only on #7 and I'm in CT most of the time so I'll be at this for a while :) )

New Canaan, CT/Nashua, NH

Patricia Ellis Herr, Alexandra Herr, and Sage Herr said...

Hi Stacey,

My apologies, I just now saw your comment. Please forgive my late response.

Thanks for your kind note regarding our blog, and congrats on beginning your own quest for the NH48 -- each of those mountains has its own, unique flavor. May you enjoy your journey as much as Alex and I did.

Perhaps we'll see you out there sometime..? Alex and I will resume our winter 4K quest this December, and Sage and I will be heading up a few of the biggies this fall (AMC huts are wonderful things).

Hope to run into you sometime,