Tidbits: Highest point in Iowa.
Summitted, September 28, 2011
Time Zone: GMT -6 hours
When to go:
The summit is reachable any time of year.
No selection is required. The summit is on private property but as of the writing of this webpage post, the owners welcome highpointers (please check blogs or the highpointers website to make sure that this is still the case before entering their property).
In Sibley, go North on Route 60 for about 2 1/2 miles to 130th Street. Go east for 1/4 mile to the farm on the right. The second driveway takes you along the side of the farmhouse to the highpoint where the farm owners have a marker and some other welcoming items.
I was really taken by Iowa...friendly people, a more relaxed pace, and beautiful landscapes. Although there are no stellar views from the highpoint, the ride is quite pleasant and the area is serene.
The approach road...you will have the road to yourself for much of the trip
The barn area by the highpoint on the owner's farm
A welcome message from the owners
The actual highpoint marker