Yamhill County High Point Trip Report

Date: November 11, 2000
Author: Jim Perkins

On a whim I made an attempt at Yamhill County, Trask Mountain. I wish I had proceeded with a bit more planning then just "flying by the seat of your pants." I had not counted on encountering snow down at the 2500 ft level. Previous visitors before me had gratefully worn some tire treads in the snow, unfortunately, these treads were now full of water and ice. Lacking snow tires, and no desire to skid off of the road, I ended up being stopped 3 miles short of my goal. With 3 hours of hiking ahead of me, and 2 hours of daylight left, I decided to forgo the freezing and return a much more educated highpointer. Trask Mountain will see me another day.