Roseau County Highpoint Trip Report
two areas (1,270+ ft)
Date: July 31, 2005
Author: Bob Schwab
From the intersection of CR 9 and CR 18 (1 mile north of the
Marshall/Beltrami/Roseau Tri-County point), go east and north 8 miles on CR 18
to the intersection with CR 19. Turn east on CR 19 and proceed another 6 miles
to a dirt road going south (Penturian Forest Road). When I visited, the gate
was open, so I drove south 1.35 miles to a grassy lane angling off to the
southeast and parked. A short hike along this grassy path brings you to the "Y"
and the first HP is just south of here along the edge of the path.
I returned to my car and continued to drive south and east for roughly another
1.5 miles (sorry, I didnít keep accurate mileage). The topo map does not
correctly show where this road goes today (it now goes farther south, before
turning east) but stay on the main road as it goes south then bends sharply to
the east. Watch for a metal sign (facing east away from you) near an
intersection with a path/track going north
(NAD27 coordinates are (48° 33' 42.7" N, 95° 21' 11.0" W)).
You can park here and hike north on this path (or you can drive it),
but bear to the right at all intersections as it meanders north, then east.
I encountered some people on ATVs searching for berries in here. Soon youíll
arrive in a small grassy field where I parked. At this point the track crosses
a very wet/mushy spot which I doubt most vehicles can manage. Cross the mushy
area on foot and follow the track a short distance as it bends more to the
north. Keep an eye open for rising ground to the east and head for the pine
ridge when you see it. This is the site of the second HP area. While there are
no views, the highest ground is quite open under the pines. There is also a
"hole" in the ground along the southern part of this low ridge which I donít
In summary, this county is quite easy to do if the gate is open off from CR 19.