Custer County High Point Trip Report

four areas - including 3,146 ft BM Hughes (3,140+ ft)

Date: July 19, 2002
Author: Bob Schwab

From the town of Arnold (at the intersection of State Routes 91 and 40), head north on a paved county road for 6.1 miles to an intersection with a dirt road. Turn left and drive 0.9 mile west on this dirt road. As the road bends north and then west to avoid a ravine, watch for where the road crests near a gate in the fence to the north.

Park here and hike north for 0.3 mile all the way to the northern edge of the plateau. BM Hughes and two other markers can be found where a narrow northern ridge joins the main plateau. Three more small (make that minuscule) areas are located somewhat north of this site (0.4 and 0.6 miles north), but are much lower than BM Hughes per hand level comparisons. The area adjacent to this BM is clearly the highest spot in this large area and the county as a whole. The views down into the ravines are quite impressive.