Curry County High Point Trip Report

Brandy Peak

Date: June 1-2, 2002
Author: Mike Coltrin

When I got to the Galice-Agness Road I found the road gated and locked. It was almost dark so I camped nearby. On the morning of June 2nd I decided to try to find my way around the gate.

First I drove back down forest road 23 to milepost two. Here I found a signed road to Chrome Ridge. This narrow road wound through the mountains for a little over ten miles before coming out on route 23 at Soldier Camp. I then drove the paved road to Bear Camp and turned onto route 2308. In less than a tenth of a mile I came to a snow bank across the road. The bank was only about two feet deep but a few years ago I learned a hard lesson about driving in snow.

I parked the truck and hiked the rest of the way to Brandy Peak. It was simple enough, the road was only three and a half miles each way and fairly flat. I used the trail described by Trapper Robbins. If you have to hake this road be advised that trail 1147 is in at least two segments. Don't be fooled by the first one about a mile and a half from FS 23. Keep going the three and a half miles on the road to the second segment.