Jerome County High Point Trip Report

Date: November 7, 1999
Author: Ken Jones

From the vicinity of Kimama Idaho, which appears to be nothing more than a railroad siding, find the junction of Idaho route 24 and road 750 W (this is 1 mile west on Hwy 24 from the start of the Minidoka county directions) (mile 0.0).

Head south, west, southwest, and south on road 750 W to its intersection with road 1100 N at 4.6 miles (note that many of the labels for these roads in my DeLorme Idaho 1992 edition do not match the road signs; I use the signs in this writeup).

(This point can also be reached directly from the Paul-Kimama road (600 W) by heading west about 1.5 miles on 1100 N.) Turn right (west) on 1100 N toward Kimama Butte. Follow the obvious, gravel-improved main road to the powerline at 8.9 miles.

To here, a passenger car has been fine; now high clearance is essential. (There is a maze of roads in the area between here and the Jerome county HP, and not all the ones on the topo map are there. We ended up following different routes in and out. The following is only one of many usable routes.) Turn west on the powerline road, past a fork up (left) at 9.2 miles to a crossroads at 9.8. Two roads head left (southerly) here; take the second (western) one. At a crossroad at 10.2, go right. At 10.8, just past a fence, turn left at a T. At 11.0 bear right and follow the main track past forks at 11.4, 11.6, and 11.7. We parked just short of the saddle at 11.9 miles or so.

Hike westerly to the ridge line, then turn left and follow it to the summit. About 60 feet below the top you will have crossed the county HP. We believe it was just below a major rock outcropping on the ridge, and built a tiny cairn in the vicinity. We also startled a rattlesnake, in early November. Caution is advised.