Mitchell County Highpoint Trip Report
one large unnamed area (1,400+ ft)
Date: March 20, 2005
Author: Mark Ness
Mitchell County's highpoint area is located in Section 13 of Wayne Township.
Part of it extends into Howard County, whose 1410 foot area is a trip two-fer with Mitchell.
I visited there on March 20, 2005, after sundown, under a waxing gibbous moon.
From Elma, in Howard County, I drove north on County Road V18 for about 9 miles,
and turned left on State Highway 9.
I drove west on S.H. 9 for 8.08 miles, and turned right onto C.R. T62.
I drove north on T62 for 7.3 miles, and turned right onto 485th St (2 miles south of Minnesota border).
I drove east on 485th for 2 miles, and turned left onto Addison Av (Mitchell-Howard county line road).
I drove about a mile north on Addison and parked just south of the farmplace
shown on the topo map as being between the railroad track and the county line road.
I didn't encounter the railroad track, so it may have been destroyed for the farmland.
It being fairly dark, I had to walk around inside the contour for a long time to claim this county.
Every step I took, I sunk down about four inches, which added to the difficulty.
I used a new method for high ground assessment.
I kneeled down, looking at the yardlights on the horizon.
Using this method, I determined that the highest ground was either in the middle of the contour,
or on the southwestern bulge or on the northern bulge.
I spent about 60 minutes on this effort.