Timm's Mountain is the highest spot in Wisconsin. It
is also the only highest point of a state that is not on state park
territory. Timm's Hill is maintained by the county as a county
park. The hill is buried deep in the northern forests of
Wisconsin and surrounded by some great hiking trails. The view
from the trails, as well as from the tower atop the hill, is
particularly enjoyable in the fall when the leaves are changing.
Climb the trail to the lookout tower. Climb the tower and enjoy
the view. Climb back down and find the geological marker nearby
that marks the highest point on the hill. Read carefully the
height of the mountain according to the marker (it is different than on
the park sign and the stamp (unfortunately)). Record the last two
digits of the height indicated on the marker and divide the two-digit
number by two. This is the bearing you'll need shortly.
Look north and spot the yellow sheath covering a support wire for a
utility pole. Walk to the support wire to where it is anchored in
the ground. Take your calculated bearing. Twenty-six paces
on that bearing, you will find a five foot tall hollowed stump.
The letterbox is inside at the bottom held in place with a rock,
sticks, and leaves. Please replace the rock, sticks, and leaves
so the box is hidden when you are done. Thanks!
Before you set out read the waiver of responsibility