October 14, 2016
|The Mina Sauk Falls trail head starts at a graveled parking lot,|
making it a short walk to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain.
|The Taum Sauk Mountain highpoint is on the way to Mina Sauk Falls.|
|A 1,000-foot long concrete sidewalk leads you from the parking lot to the Missouri highpoint.|
|At the end of the sidewalk is the highest point of natural elevation in the state of Missouri.|
|"Climb" is not the most accurate verb describing |
how you get to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain.
|The highpoint of Missouri has a boulder, marble tablet, |
trail register, and a bench to rest after the "climb".
|In 1991 the Missouri Association of Registered Land Surveyors identified the top of Taum Sauk Mountain as the highest elevation of Missouri at 1,772.68 feet above mean sea level.|
|Google aerial image of the highpoint of Missouri (blue diamond) on top of Taum Sauk Mountain, showing the route of the sidewalk from the parking lot to the highpoint.|