Lake County High Point Trip Report

Snow Mountain East (7056 ft)

Date: June 18, 1998
Author: Andy Martin

Once again, snow proved troublesome over 6,500', and I opted for some ridge walking and extra vertical gain to avoid about 1 mile of dreadful side-hill snow slogging. After some second thoughts, the others followed my lead. I sprinted to the top to temporarily tie Fred Lobdell at 24 counties, but he arrived soon after, and reclaimed his lead with 26 CA counties and 289 total US counties, the inter-galactic county leader.

The summit proved most enjoyable, with fine views and weather. I used Fred's hand level to observe a hillock of about 7,054 in the summit area that might lie in Colusa county. This possibly gives Colusa county a nicer HP than the county line shown on the quad.