Geary County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: September 29, 2008
Author: Bill Schuler

one area on Dwight Quad - SW 1/4 of section 33 (1,550+ feet)
two areas on White City NE Quad - sections 32/33 (1,540+ feet)

Coleman Atlas page 50-A4

If coming from the east on I-70, take exit 316 and KS-177 south. I came from the west so took I-70, exit 300 at KS-57 and zeroed my odometer.

0.0   I-70 at KS-57 – Go south on KS-57.

17.0 Avenue A (Tri County Road, gravel) – Turn left (east).
20.3 Black mailbox on left and driveway on right – Park.

I got permission to hike from a guy working on a tractor. He called it Grady Hill. Hop the fence and hike 0.3 mile north through the hayfield to the highest point. Everything looked downhill from there but there were a few branches of the large 1540+ foot area that couldn’t be seen in its entirety. So I roamed around a lot. It’s a big area but all leveled lower than the 1550+ foot point. My altimeter concurred. There is only one point in contention for the highest in the county in my opinion.