Hamilton County Highpoint Trip Report

four areas (1,920+ feet)

Date: September 26, 2008
Author: Bill Schuler

Giltner Quad three areas, sections 9/16
Trumbull Quad one area on county line - section 19
Coleman Atlas pages 63-G10 and 64-F1

In Grand Island at the junction of US-34/NE-2 and US-281, zero odometer.

0.0   US-34/NE-2 at US-281 Go east on US-34/NE-2 (Henry Fonda Memorial Highway).
5.8   The Hall/Hamilton county line Continue straight ahead.
6.5   NE-2 turns right Turn right (south).
        I-80 is 3.4 miles south at exit 318, an alternate route to this point.
8.5   11 Road (1.4 miles North of I-80 Turn left (east) onto dirt.
9.5   South C Road BM 1904 is here Continue straight ahead.
9.7   Park.

This is at the end of a line of trees. Three grey silos are just behind the trees. I hiked northeast 0.3 mile, plowing through corn and using my GPS to find the three subtle bumps at Areas #1, #2 and #3, then waded south following an irrigation wheel back to the road. These bumps have all but disappeared due to plowing and erosion over the years.

Back at the car, turn around and drive to the fourth spot near Trumbull.

9.7   11 Road - Turn around and go west.
9.9   South C Road Turn left (south).

10.9 T junction at 10 Road Turn left (east).
11.9 South D Road Turn right (south).
12.5 Cross over I-80 Continue straight ahead (south).
15.9 6 Road Turn right (west) paved.
18.9 Gunbarrel Road (South A Road) Turn left (south).
21.4 Park at an irrigation pumping station on the right.

Area #4 is to the left (east) just a short jog through low corn. I feel this is the highest point in the county and so does my altimeter.