Jefferson County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: September 20, 2008
I did the "neat loop." It was neat. I even saw a mountain goat on my way out.
I was following a game trail that went straight down a very steep gulch.
I wasn't surprised to see the mountain goat grazing in the meadow below the gully.
Only mountain goats would make a game trail that steep. I started on Elkhorn
just semi-bushwhacking. Pretty much just pointed myself in the right direction
according the GPS and did it. Crow is cool.
I signed both registers and kept moving.
I did the round trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes. I did park up the road a ways,
probably 1 1/2 to 2 miles beyond the old city, Elkhorn. I did see a new home
being built there in Elkhorn. I got down the trail to the truck just as
lightning started and rain started to fall. Fantastic trip. Very rocky and
hard on the knees but well worth the hike.
Author: Carl Millsap