Sherman County Highpoint Trip Report

four areas (2,450+ ft)

Date: August 11, 2004
Author: Bob Schwab

Find a dirt road which runs north, one mile east of the Custer/Sherman county line on Route 92. Drive north on this road for 7 miles to a ranch on your left. This ranch is owned by Bob Fells, who owns the largest (and highest, in my opinion) contour shown in section 18 (1.5 miles south-southwest). He was very gracious and accompanied me as I visited the site on his ranch. From there, I was able to quickly rule out the two smaller contours to the south by use of my 5x hand-level. The southeastern area hand-levels a bit lower but is easy to visit.

Mr. Fells is very knowledgeable about the area and has stories of the people who settled/lived on this section in the past. The road shown on the county line is no longer accessible, so the best way to visit these contours is either by hiking in from the road to the east or from Mr. Fells' pastures to the north.