Kiowa County High Point Trip Report
Date: May 26, 2002
After Bob Martin's experience with "Comanche Peak", he wanted to obtain permission before climbing this peak.
We considered Bill Schuler's route and the US-CGS BM access route, and we decided to instead
ask at the ranch north-northwest of the peak. The wife gave permission and said that they are selling the mountain.
We found a tower-access road that goes 4/5-ths of the way up; the remainder is okay cross-country.
At the top, Bob checked the top-rocks with his sight-level and concluded that a rock in the center, with a
metal pole and a gnarled tree-branch leaning against it, was the highest. During the ascent we scared up a
feral pig. And I found lots of wild onions, first I have found of those.
Driving away, about 2.5 miles to the south-southwest, is a large historic marker stone noting the Massacre
of Cutthroat Gap committed by the Osage against the Kiowa in early summer 1833. The actual battle site is
about 1 mile south of the Comanche OK CoHP.
Author: David Olson