Fergus County High Point Trip Report
Dates: July 1-2, 2003
Followed the Jerry Brekhus route on both of these. Left a note in the cairn at
the Golden Valley cohp, about 100 ft south of Big Snowy.
As to the Fergus cohp, I took careful hand level readings from both
Big Snowy (a.k.a. Old Baldy) and Greathouse.
Day 1, I measured Big Snowy to be ever so slightly higher than Greathouse.
Backsighting on Day 2, I measured Greathouse to be even with Big Snowy.
As previously noted, the BM Big Snowy is 3-4 ft lower than the highest point,
which would put the summit at 8,681-2. So it is possible that Big Snowy is higher,
which would make it a virtual two-fer, but it's WAY to close to make a
conclusive determination with a simple hand level. Next person needs to bring
up a 2X or better scope. Until then, best to hike them both.
Greathouse Peak is the nicer hike anyways.
Author: Tim Worth