Missouri: Taum Sauk Mountain (1,772 feet)

Leaving Mississippi, we headed north to Missouri.

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Several grueling hours later we arrived at Missouri’s HP.  Along the way, we passed a farm with what appeared to be kangaroos on it.  Seriously.  Kangaroos.  We arrived with enough daylight left, for the 1 mile RT stroll.  MO offers a register and a USGS marker.  The paved path is well maintained, easy to find, and easy to follow.  I’d even describe the experience as peaceful.

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MO’s bathrooms at the trailhead are essentially Porta Johns with walls surrounding them.  I appreciate the ability to use a bathroom, but these were by no means glamorous.

While there is no view at the summit, the mountain does have a nice overlook area on the way driving in and out.  The non-HP overlook is worth a quick stop to reward you for your car’s work of climbing 1,772 feet.

We continued to Farmington, MO for the night, where we enjoyed a delicious dinner at 12 West that included fried pickles which are completely worth the calories.

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  1. Charis Storms says:

    Appreciate this post. Let me try it out.

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