My husband I recently took an impromptu trip to Minneapolis and decided to rent a car to go nab the IA high point. My guidebook from 1999 seemed to address access issues that conflicted w/ vague access information I’d found on the web. I gathered that a member of the Sterler family had passed away and the family had moved on from the high point site. But just to cover all bases, we still called the indicated phone number. There was no answer.
When we arrived we were saddened to see that indeed the family had moved on and now the high point appears to be the property of Iowa State University, but still free for public access. Despite our disappointment in not getting to meet the kind residents, we were very pleased to see just how celebrated Hawkeye Point is. Despite 49 degrees and blowing rain, it truly was a lovely visit.