Inspiration Peak The Highest Point in Otter Tail County MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WFKellers
N 46° 08.242 W 095° 34.686
15T E 300868 N 5112541
Quick Description: Inspiration Peak is the highest peak of the Leaf Hills Moraines and of Otter Tail County in Minnesota.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2011 7:31:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMC4XJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 7

Long Description:
Inspiration Peak is the highest peak of the Leaf Hills Moraines and of Otter Tail County in the U.S. State of Minnesota. It is 22 miles (36 km) northwest of Alexandria. The peak rises about 400 feet (122 m) above the surrounding plains, to an elevation of about 1750 feet (533 m) above sea level. It is the central feature of Inspiration Peak State Wayside Park, a small park maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which manages it from nearby Lake Carlos State Park. The wayside has a paved parking lot and a picnic area. The hike to the top is a short but strenuous walk up a well-worn trail from the parking lot.
The conical-shaped hill is a kame formed atop the Alexandria Moraine, a terminal moraine left by the Wadena and Des Moines lobes of the Wisconsonian glaciation. It is on the boundary between the deciduous forest to the east and prairie to the west. In fact both biomes are present on the hill; its foot is covered with a predominantly oak forest, while its open upper reaches have prairie species such as pasqueflower, blazing star, asters, and goldenrod.
Author Sinclair Lewis, a native of nearby Sauk Centre, Minnesota, said of Inspiration Peak, "there's to be seen a glorious 20-mile circle of some 50 lakes scattered among fields and pastures, like sequins fallen on an old paisley shawl."
State/Province/County/Territory etc.: Otter Tail county, Minnesota

Elevation: 1750

Elevation Measurement: Feet

Access: Hiking Trail/Foot Path

Fee: No

Related URL (If available): [Web Link]

If Yes How Much?: Not Listed

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