Webster County Highpoint Trip Report
four unnamed field areas (1,230+ ft)
Date: May 3, 2005
Author: Mark Ness
Webster County's 4 high point areas are located in Section 6 of Jackson Township.
I visited there on May 3, 2005, long after twilight ended, my 15th Iowa county of the day.
From the intersection of State Highway 3 and County Road P19 in Gilmore City,
I drove south on P19 for 5 miles, where it ended, and continued south on 340th Ave for 2 miles.
I turned left onto 110th St. and continued east for 0.14 mile to a field approach
nearest the southwestern area (220 feet), and a little west of the occupied farmplace
on the south side of the road shown on the topographical map.
Since it was almost pitch dark, I brought my flashlight along to help scan the high point areas.
Area 1 is a small unremarkable field hill, a 2-3-minute walk from the car.
I walked mostly in a straight line to the next area, skirting the east side
of the depression between the areas.
I arrived at area 2 in 11 minutes.
I then turned to the southeast toward area 3.
I arrived at area 3 in 9 minutes, and changed to south-east-east for the last area.
Area 4 is in a wooded area on a farmplace. It is lit by a standard mercury vapor light,
between the woods and the steel bins. The highest ground was either in the woods
or the ground behind the bins. I arrived there in 9 minutes. I did not hear a barking dog.
I returned to the road on the west side of the grove, and got back to my car in 16 minutes.
Total time for these 4 areas was about 45 minutes.