Sebastian County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: December 19, 2007
Author: Edward Earl
Hans Haustein's trip report on this one is very good. I found it best to simply
follow his directions and not try to account for them on a topo map.
However, a I do have a few minor addenda to Hans's and John Garner's trip reports.
1) Both prior reports say that the forest road is rough in places. I found it
to be smooth, well-graded, and easily navigable by any street legal vehicle.
2) It's very close but I don't think it's a true twofer. Topozone shows that
the Scott CoHP is at the end of the road. The BM, however, is a short distance
west-northwest of the road end (and Scott CoHP). I was unable to locate the BM
in the field but the observed HP was close to the mapped location of the BM,
near some junk in a field of grass west of the road end. Therefore, the exact
summit (which takes the prominence) is strictly within Sebastian county,
while the Scott CoHP is about 50 feet away and about 5 feet lower.
3) As I departed the area, I found a better route to AR-96 westbound toward OK.
For a highpointer approaching from the west on OK-83, the approach directions
would be as follows: On AR-96 just 0.3 mile east of the OK state line, turn
south on West Hartford Road. Follow West Hartford Road for 1.4 miles, then turn
right (south) on Poteau Mountain Road. Follow Hans's directions from there.