Timm's Hill seen from the forest road
Timm's Hill is the highest point in the state of Wisconsin USA. As the name indicates, it's a hill, and not a mountain.
Timm's Hill is found in the middle of Wisconsin, with Wausau as the nearest bigger city, some 50 miles further south. The nearest village is Ogema.
Timm's Hill County Park Entry - Timm's Hill (summer/winter)
Trip report Apr 14 2002:
The real exercise I got from this trip was the hour I
spent in the motel's swimming pool after the trip. My back
was a bit sore after the 200 mile roundtrip from Chippewa Falls.
I didn't quite know what Timm's Hill was like, and the height wasn't all that bad. So I had some hopes for a good hike. Perhaps a strenuous straight-to-the-top trail - something of that sort.
As I got to Ogema a couple of hours after I left Chippewa, I realized that there was no mountain. My GPS told me that I already was above 400 meters. I found the park right away, which was closed. My next hope that I would have to walk on the snowy park road for a few miles before I got to the top. But after 10 minutes, I had the lookout tower in front of me.
As I reached the top of the lookout tower, it started to rain, and the view was disappointing. Rainy clouds, trees in the way, and a really long, flat state was in the horizon. I wanted to climb the highest lookout tower, but the park rangers had put a wire up the ladder. A good method to prevent people from climbing up there. It was quite windy, and hey, I had already catched the view. Better get back to the car before the heavy rain set in.
The heavy rain set in as I got back to Ogema. And some rain - I had to run the windshields at triple speed for about 60 miles. It felt awkward to drive 60mph, but the cars behind me really insisted.
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