Yavapai County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: September 2, 2005
Author: Don Desrosiers

I came at this one through Walker, since Walker Road leaves AZ 69 just east of Prescott. As an aside, this is possibly the dustiest road I have ever been on in my life. All day long I had been getting thunderstorms and heavy rains. Now, the one time I wanted rain, it didn't come. I was behind someone I swear was dragging chains to stir up more dust. Even staying 200-300 yards behind did little good.

Followed the various maps (e.g. Delorme and Prescott NF maps) without incident. The road is a shade rough just past "Potato Patch" but otherwise not hard to follow. I parked at the spot mentioned by Mike Schwartz and walked to the top. Could have used a flashlight going up and definitely need the one I had on the way down.

Heading back to Phoenix, I was very happy to see the bumper to bumper traffic going north, not south.