Douglas County High Point Trip Report

East Peak

Date: June 2000
Author: Bill Jacobs

Scott Surgent's write-up leading to the gate is highly accurate. Upon arrival, found the gate locked. The construction workers opened it up during the intervening time while I was stashing my car. If you attempt to drive-up, you may find it closed upon your return.

I interpreted the warning signs as serious because they were even prohibiting joggers who are usually the least destructive of property intruders. I used the dirt road only for a few hundred yards, following the ski runs (Olympic and Nordic?) to the right of the construction road. The ski runs were certainly shorter than the road system and pass far to the right of the lake eventually leading to the highest skilift/house just below East Peak.