Adams County High Point Trip Report

Whetstone Buttes - BM Whetstone (3,149 ft)

Date: October 24, 2001
Author: Michael Schwartz

From the eastern edge of Reeder on US 12, go north on 15th Street NW. Pavement ends at 6.7 miles. Go left (west) at 7.7 miles onto a dirt road that would be fine in dry weather. It had rained the day before, and in short order, my tires were coated with a layer of sticky mud that negated all traction. I skidded about 3/4 miles west to the junction shown on the topo just west of spot elevation 2877.

From there I walked the roads to the base of the buttes, passed through a cattle pen area, then climbed the butte. The true summit is on a 10-foot high, easily climbed, capstone. The BM is just north of the capstone. It was 40 minute round trip. Immediate area around the cattle pens is posted.