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Wisconsin High Point for TM

Postby Skip Perkins » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:17 pm

I awoke this morning at 1 am filled with excitement over my trek to the summit of Timm's Hill in Wisconsin for TM. I then remembered that it was only a 90 minute drive and a 4 minute hike so I rolled over and slept soundly until about 8. After a great breakfast at the Brickhouse Cafe in Cable I headed south towards Timm's Hill. Upon arrival at the trailhead I had to decide whether to use my ice axe and crampons but since it has been over 90 degrees for the past 5 days and the last snow melted 3 months ago I decide to stick with my Tevas.

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The climb to the top of the scenic view tower was exhausting but well worth the effort as I got to look at the tops of probably 71 million trees.

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The 360 degree panoramic was beautiful but did look at lot like a regular photo so I didn't take a panoramic shot.

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I checked the marker to be sure I was on top of Wisconsin and then started the descent back to my new Rubicon.
I kept in mind that getting back down was mandatory and I was also looking forward to the pizza and beer at Beau Jeaus but since I wasn't near Beau Jeau's I settled for an A&W in Phillips, Wisc.
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Postby colson » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:45 pm

Nice job Skip. Another one in honor of TM!

Postby jimlup » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:48 am

That was a risky stratagy, attempting the summit without crampons, but at least you brought the important stuff: Mountain Dew and whip cream! Congrats! :D

I confess that I actually brought my ice axe with me to Mt. Arvon, MI base camp back in May. It's become an essential part of my camping gear with or without snow and ice.
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Postby 2_Salukis » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:25 am

Hmmm...any issues with altitude sickness? How well was it marked - any way to end up sumiting Charles Mound, Eagle Mountain or Hawkeye Point by mistake? Did you use the 3000-foot standard?

I looked for a more complete Trip Report, but didn't find one.

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Postby Skip Perkins » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:42 am

OK, I really didn't want to get into the technical aspect of my climb because I didn't want some weekender non-Wisconsin climbers to try this and get hurt but since you insist: I set up a base camp at 1751 feet and then carried the Mountain Dew up to about 1875. After a brief time at that altitude I descended to 1751 and picked up the whip cream. Getting the whip cream up was a challenge because of the temptation to devour it. I then took the whip cream to the high point and went down for the mountain dew. I was lucky with the Dew because some Illinois teenagers were ready to highjack my gear when I got back down to 1875. From the high point I assaulted the tower with both items and was proud that I didn't use my rope/
Yes, I did use the 3000 inch rule but barely.
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Postby vr64ever » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:43 am

2_Salukis wrote:Hmmm...any issues with altitude sickness? How well was it marked - any way to end up sumiting Charles Mound, Eagle Mountain or Hawkeye Point by mistake? Did you use the 3000-foot standard?

I looked for a more complete Trip Report, but didn't find one.


Yes he use the 300' rule, he started in Lake Michigan about 1100' down. :shock:

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