Wheeler County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: June 25, 2004
revised road distances
The road mileages in Ken Jones' report
are revised here as per Ken's statement that his mileages were not accurate.
FR 12 - 15.4 miles from junction with highway 26 to junction with FR1250.
Author: Adam Helman
FR1250 - 3.9 miles from junction with FR12 to junction with FR38.
FR38 - 4.7 miles from junction with FR1250 to spur road 200.
These distances agree well with those calculatable by taking differences
of the (absolute) mileages from highway 26 cited in
Trapper Robbin's report.
Some useful NAD27-based UTM coordinates -
Highway 26 / FR12 junction (267399 E, 4933808 N).
FR38 / spur road 200 junction (282067 E, 4915042 N).
A good parking spot (i.e. level ground with space to turn-around)
is located some two-thirds of the distance up the summit spur road at
(280416 E, 4919777 N). I parked there and, after walking less than five minutes
encountered a snow drift that would have stopped my rental anyways.
I took some photographs from my summit hike.