Lewis County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: July 26, 2005
I called the property owner the night before and got a very quick, 20-second
green light to go onto the property. I camped at the fence the night before and
planned to make a quick run to the highpoint in the morning after making breakfast,
then cleaning up to make it back to the Spokane airport in the afternoon.
The dirt here was the powdered dust kind, so I could imagine how muddy it would
get with any kind of moisture. I noticed that there were several fences that
need to be crossed in the process of getting to the highest ground. One set of
fences indicated "NEZ PERCE INDIAN LAND". The highpoint area looks to be in the
midst of a logging operation -- or a brush clearing operation at least.
Little or no dirt seems to have moved so for the moment the highpoint was undisturbed.
The highpoint was completely boring and I couldn't believe I made the detour
from Missoula all the way down here to hit this one instead of driving directly
to Spokane. The farmland nearby is neat. I drove through Slickpoo on the way
to Lewiston (no joke).
The roads approaching from Ken Jones' directions were in decent shape but some
deep ruts were there, probably because of a couple drivers that came on a wet
day and trashed the road. I don't think I would've gone out there on a wet day.
Author: Ben Knorr