Lincoln County High Point Trip Report
Date: November 6, 1999
From the intersection of US 20 and Idaho 46, head south on Idaho 46 for 12.7 miles
to the signed junction left (0.0 miles) to Thorn Creek Reservoir. This is at logical
milepost 30.5, if you are coming from the south. Turn toward the reservoir, keeping
right at a junction at 1.8miles. Cross a fence line at 3.2 miles and reach a left
fork at 3.8.
Keep right, skip forks left, and cross the outlet of the reservoir at 4.1.
Skip more forks to the left, and pass a jeep trail right at 5.2. A cattle guard is
reached at 7.0, and an intersection at 7.9. Go left, skipping a jeep trail right at 8.2.
Cross another cattle guard at 8.9, and park at the saddle at 9.7. Passenger cars can
probably get here when it's dry.
Hike up the ridge to the east, keeping to the left side where it levels out on top.
I'm not sure where the HP is. We went to the highest point in the area (determined by
clinometer sighting). There are also two white PVC posts in the area which may mark
the offset section corners (33/34 to the east, 3/4 to the west). If they do, the
highest point on the plateau is not in Lincoln county; in that case it is near the
eastern post. Hit 'em all!
Author: Ken Jones