Highpointers hoping to reach the top of Illinois will have five weekend opportunities in 2017 as the access dates for Charles Mound have been announced.
For those looking for a winter accent to the top of The Prairie State, access will be granted on February 18 and 19. However, the lane leading to the highest point will not be plowed.
After February, highpointers will have to wait until the summer months to reach the top of Charles Mound. Access to the highpoint will be available June 3 and 4, July 1 and 2, August 5 and 6, and September 2 and 3. These dates are similar to the first full weekend dates set in 2016.
Charles Mound sits on private property in Illinois, and it should be treated as such. The property owners, The Wuebbels have three firm rules for visitors:
- No cars up in our lane.
- No pets
- No visitors after dark.