Wheatland County High Point Trip Report

Date: July 4, 2003
Author: Tim Worth

This is one of those peaks you'd never think of visiting were it not a cohp. I used Bob Packard's report but deviated slightly from his route. Melody at the White-Mcfarlan Ranch gave me permission to park near Elk Creek in Sec 14, on ranch property, beyond a barbed wire gate. Her son said he had seen a grizzly in that area earlier that morning.

Slightly "bear paranoid", I followed an old track road that goes south of Jack Arthur Ridge, rather than bushwhack up the long east ridge of Cinnamon Peak. Passed through 3 barbed wire gates, the last one being the Forest Service property boundary. Once on FS land you will see a sign marking an intersection with TR 634 and TR 630, two very light use trails. Bear Spring is nearby, a great oasis to hydrate up at before starting up the steeper stuff.

I took the fading TR 634 west to the highpoint on the ridge and then bushwhacked directly south up krummholtz towards Cinnamon Peak. Reached a false summit, then hiked the ridge to Cinnamon Peak, an unnamed peak, and finally UN 8772, the HP. Signed the Bob P register; no other signers.