Dane County Highpoint Trip Report
Blue Mounds (1,489 ft)
Date: July 26, 2007
In his recent very-mini-report, Andy Martin mentions an "odd dirt mound" as
probably being manmade. I think we can be pretty certain that it is. I walked
out through a grassy and brushy field to the dirt pile in question and on the
south side I found a fairly fresh bulldozer track where more dirt had been
pushed up. This mound rises about 10 feet above the field but, as noted,
it's not natural.
The 1,489 foot spot elevation was just a short distance (50 feet or so) east of
the paved county road. The 1,480 foot contour extends west of the road and
contains a fairly new house, not shown on the topo. There is an oblong area in
the front yard that rises several feet above the surrounding lawn but two pipes
protruding from it testify to its manmade origin.