On clear days, the summit offers views as far away as the Big Sioux River to the southeast, the James River to the west, and the Nebraska Bluffs to the south. Before starting out on this 0.8-mile trail to the summit, be aware that there is neither water nor shade between here and the top.
INSET - Taking Measure: In his journal, William Clark described the mound as a "regular parallelagram...300 yards in length...[by] 60 or 70 yards...leaveing a leavel Plain on the top of 12 feet in width & 90 in length."
TRAIL MAP - Indicates that the sign is situated at 1200' elevation and the Spirit Mound Summit is at 1300' elevation. The trail crosses Spirit Mound Creek.
|Series||This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series|
|Placed By||Spirit Mound Trust; South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks; and National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The sign is a part of the Missouri National Recreational River series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 666954 N 4748140|
|Decimal Degrees||42.86761667, -96.95610000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 52.057', W 96° 57.366'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 52' 3.42" N, 96° 57' 21.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 46238-46248 312th St, Vermillion SD 57069, US|
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