Osage County High Point Trip Report

Date: October 21, 2001
Authors: Bob and Dotty Martin

From the Wabaunsee-Shawnee-Osage tri-county corner, drive a mile south, 0.8 east, and 0.3 south. Here we met a lady at the house on the east side of the road. She said that the land across the road, which contains the county highpoint, was owned by Gerald Garrett, who is an equipment dealer in town. She said she would give us his telephone number so we could call him to get permission to go to the county highpoint.

She was gone in the house a long time, we assumed just to find the number. When she came back, she said she had both found the number and called Gerald. He told her we had permission to go to the highpoint. How's that for being helpful?

The hike starts a couple of tenths south of that house, at the half-section fence. The route left of the fence, going west, was best. At the top of the hill, you can cross the fence, turn right, and go north to the obvious highpoint in a grove of trees. The highpoint is very near the remains of an old stone building.