Custer County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: June 24, 2006
This effort was part of a larger journey
collecting Idaho, Montana, and Washington county highpoints in late June and early July 2006.
My approach of the highpoint area from the west appears to feature better road conditions
than those described in previous reports using an eastern approach.
From Route 212 enter the Custer National Forest via FR423 at
some five road miles east of Ashland. Drive northeast on FR423 about 11.5 miles to
about one-half mile from a campground. Turn left (northwest) onto FR133, possibly signed
as Beaver Creek Road, and drive about 8 miles to
with FR767 - initially a mere grassy track.
FR767 is currently negotiable in a passenger car with difficulty. Drive it about 4 miles
as it climbs northeast into the hills until
with FR770 - a grassy two-track.
Drive FR770 one mile east as it passes south of a farm. Take it to either
or bear left there and drive an additional several hundred feet to
at a barbed wire gate, not signed "No Trespassing".
I walked from there north along FR1455, leaving this nearly invisible road
immediately south of the highpoint
Author: Adam Helman