Wasco County High Point Trip Report

unnamed point on side of Olallie Butte (6,280 ft)

Date: September 1, 2002
Author: Jeff Macey

Going down the cliff was a little scary for me. Very loose sandy ground and very steep.

When my GPS said 6280, I found a large (2 or 3 feet in diameter) round rock painted white. Took pictures here as I couldn't see any reason for a painted rock out here except as highpoint or county intersection. To match the GPS reading given on the Topo map, I had to go down and to the right of the painted rock and circle around a little.

Going back up I slipped and started sliding, luckily my friend was ready and put out his trekking pole and I caught it. Probably wouldn't have slid far because the sand was deep in that part, but that out of control feeling was scary.