Traill County High Point Trip Report

Date: March 28, 2002
Authors: Julie Kawa, Pat Wymore, Jobe Wymore

Best to combine this one with your Cass County trip, since they're both so close together. If you want to do that, get to the junction of Cass County 3 and Cass County 26, setting the odometer, and head east on 26. An intersection with Cass County 5/146 Avenue SE will be reached roughly at mile 4. Turn left and head north here for 8 miles to the junction with Traill County 1 in the town of Galesburg. Turn left/west on Trail County 1 and immediately cross over some railroad tracks. Shortly after that you'll pass a cemetery and then after going 2 miles you'll reach the unmarked Trail/Steele County line marked with a dirt road that runs north/south. Turn right here and go 0.2 mile until the road crests, and pull over and park.

The ground on the left side of the road at this point is higher but it is in Steele County. The right (east) is Traill. The first of the 2 areas is reached by striking out 100 yards to the northeast into an unmarked field to a slight rise in field. The second area is just 200 yards from here to the southeast on another slight rise along the tree line. We tromped around a bit on this one since it looked as though wind erosion might have had the upper hand over the years.