Hanson County Highpoint Trip Report
one area (1,425+ ft)
Date: January 20, 2007
Author: Nick O'Connell
Beginning at Epiphany, South Dakota, turn off of State Highway 25 and head east
on 244th Street for 2.5 miles. This road is the county line between Hanson and
Miner counties. After passing a farmstead at about 2.2 miles with a mailbox
labeled Wingen, approach the unmarked tri-county point of Hanson, Miner,
and McCook counties. At this point, a field road runs south between two
fenced-in pastures. Follow this road for about 0.4 mile.
Park just east of a low spot in the field with a tree stand and swamp that is
shown on the topo map. Hike through the pasture along the south side of this
tree stand to the highpoint area. The contours are only in 5 foot increments so
this highpoint area is very flat and undefined. I covered the entire contour
and returned back to my truck the same way I came.
Round trip: 20 minutes, 0.5 mile, 10 feet of gain.