Timms Hill, Wisconsin (1,951 feet)

Timms Hill, Wisconsin (1,951 feet)

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 26th, 2002, 5:42 pm #1

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Joined: March 1st, 2004, 12:02 am

March 14th, 2004, 12:09 am #2

I walked to the pinnacle of Timm’s Hill, the Highpoint of Wisconsin at 1951 feet, on Wednesday afternoon, November 19th, 2003. It was my 18th state highpoint.

I drove from Eagle River, WI, where I was staying for a week, and arrived at Timm’s Hill at 12:45PM. It was a clear, sunny day and the temperature was 45 degrees. The gate to Timm’s Hill County Park was locked so I parked my car at the entrance and walked the rest of the way along the park roadway. There was a small tree across the roadway that probably fell during a storm the previous week, which brought high winds to the area. I don’t think this tree was why the park was closed. It could have easily been removed. My guess is that this park, like most other tourist attractions in the area, is closed from the first snowfall in October or November to sometime in the spring. The county doesn’t plow the snow in the park. I believe it’s usually cold enough to keep the roadway covered with snow from the first snowfall until late spring so they probably just lock the gate and keep it locked for the duration. The weather was unusually warm during the week I was in Wisconsin, which accounted for unexpected clear roads and trails. I enjoyed walking all alone along the roadway through this park very much. I also took some short side trips on a couple trails and climbed the wooden tower at the summit. The area was beautiful and it would be nice to have time to picnic by the pond near the trailhead parking area or perhaps spend a day or two hiking the alternate route along the Timm’s Hill National Trail as described in Don Holmes’ guidebook. However since it gets dark so early up in the North Woods in November and I had a couple hours drive back to my timeshare condo I decided to get going so I could enjoy the drive along some of the lesser-traveled county roads. I was fortunate to see a pair of bald eagles in a tree above a dear carcass on the side of one of the roads.

The forecast for the following day was sunny and close to a record 60 degrees. I had seriously considered leaving for Minnesota today and doing Eagle Mountain tomorrow to take advantage of the nice weather but I was enjoying my condo in Eagle River so much I didn’t want to miss one single night by the fireplace. I also enjoyed working out and jogging on the trails along the golf course, which was closed for the season. Sometimes I would jog past 10 to 15 deer. They seemed to know that hunting was not allowed on the golf course and a few let me get to within 20 yards before moving away. The condos at this resort were called “Treehouses” and were set off by themselves. There were not many people staying at the resort while I was there and I really enjoyed the quiet. It was too late in the season for boating and fishing and not enough snow for snowmobiling and skiing. I was told that the following week would be very busy because deer hunting season in Wisconsin started on Saturday, the day after I left. I think one of the best things about being in the North Woods in November is NO MOSQUITOS! I once thought I saw one during the abnormal warmth of the day but I didn’t get bit. My attitude toward all insects is live and let live, as long as they don’t bite me.
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March 17th, 2004, 5:11 pm #3

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March 23rd, 2004, 3:35 am #4

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May 4th, 2004, 9:44 pm #5

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I was in Milwaukee for a conference last week, so I decided to visit Timms Hill on Saturday, 01 May, before returning to Missouri.

There is certainly no problem in finding this high point, as Timms Hill is in a County Park accessible from WI-86. Just drive west from Tomahawk or east from Ogema and you can't miss it.

There is a parking lot just below the summit that is reached on a semi-paved one-way road. One car was in the lot when I got there around noon. The trail to the high point is well-marked (and all uphill!) and about a quarter-mile or so in length.

It was still leaf-off in northern Wisconsin on May first, and the wooden observation tower became visible soon after starting out. Next to the wooden tower is a taller, metal tower that appears to be a communications facility.

As I reached the summit I saw a vehicle parked adjacent to the observation tower. And, when I climbed to the top of the observation tower I could see that a man wearing earphones was in the small hut atop the communications tower. What that was all about I have no idea. There is an unmarked dirt road to the summit that must turn off from the public access road. The vehicle had Wisconsin State Park and National Forest Recreation Area stickers, but did not appear to be official.

In any case it was a beautiful day, sunny, breezy, and about +50F, and the view from the observation tower was excellent. I understand that the area received some snow that night!

I saw no one else at the summit, but on the way down I met a young mother and her three children on a springtime outing. The county park makes this a very pleasant high point for a family to visit.

This was high point #20 for me.

Mark Stauter
Rolla, Mo.
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August 24th, 2004, 5:01 am #6

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5th highpoing! Check out my trip report and pictures at:
http://shelleypotts.com/AboutMe/HighPoints/WI.html

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October 11th, 2004, 5:33 am #7

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Enjoy!

Denny & Christy
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Joined: November 25th, 2000, 10:31 pm

October 16th, 2004, 5:56 pm #8

I enjoyed Timm's after the Ill. convention last year--climbed both towers. The cabin atop the one w/the ladder was padlocked but the walk outside it was higher >the other tower, & you could see over the treetops. Also visited Charles Mound (of course), Kanopolis and Wyalusing State Parks (nice hikes, respectable delta-h, take bug repellent), Effigy Mounds N.M. & other points of interest including 3 tourist (preserved) railways. One in Ia. had a Chinese steam locomotive built in Datong in the 80s, 1980s not 1880s.
Roger Williams, Boulder, Colo.
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April 28th, 2005, 12:59 am #9

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I forgot to log this one but this was my 2nd state summit
I went camping with my friend Nate and his son Edwin
It was a very short hike up to the tower and we took a few pictures and then did some fishing. the weather was great there were lots of fish but they were very small.

"Reaching the summit is optional,getting back down isn't" - Ed Viesturs
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May 31st, 2005, 3:09 pm #10

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I was able to hit two highpoints on the way from Chicagoland to Copper Harbor, Michigan, for a backpack trip to Isle Royale National Park. The drive was pleasant enough in farmlands and the route to the HP was easy to follow. It was a nice easy stroll to the towers at the HP and good views from the wood structure. This was my tenth HP. I headed to Michigan's HP next that same day. A brief photo article can be found about my Isle Royale trip by clicking on my signature.

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