Morton County High Point Trip Report

Date: January 3, 1996
Author: Dave Olson

After I visited the Texas county OK HP southwest of Elkhart KS I headed the short distance northwest to the south set of Morton county KS HPs. There are a cluster of 12 possible HP areas located west of Elkhart. I hiked, a lot, around the main set of possible HP areas - a bit hilly on the north side of the group. I visited the CO-KS-OK tri-corner, and the one possible HP area on the northeast corner of that road junction.

There is a monument to the state tri-point on that hill, and another monument west across the road on the companion hill in southeast-most Colorado. Then I drove back to Elkhart and north on the KS S.H. 27. I stopped briefly at a Santa Fe trail monument overlooking the Cimarron River, then I continued northwards and westwards, to hike/visit the last possible HP area for Morton county KS, a very flat area on the state border.