Crawford County High Point Trip Report

Date: October 30, 2000
Author: Wendy Hecht

This county is located on the far western edge of the state and its border lies on the Mississippi River with both Iowa and Minnesota across the shore. This county is most famous for the apple orchard area of Gays Mills where one might suspect the highest point to be due to the dramatic topography and views. However, highpointers need to grab their apples and head north on Hwy. 27 to the small town of Rising Sun and turn west in town onto County Highway B where you can easily spot the communications tower lying just to the north of the highest ridge. This spot is also marked with a sign indicating a bloody battle with a Blackhawk Indian settlement being decimated. The topo indicated that there should be a BM, but in all my scouting, I did not locate it. Highest spot on the ridge was just south of the tower between it and a white house.