Sherman County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: September 24, 2006
Author: Edward Earl
Scott Surgent's report is good, but some conditions have changed.
A cow pasture occupies most of the region between County Road 2 and the
abandoned house that Scott used as a reference. A one-strand electric fence
surrounds the pasture. I easily stepped over it as I began walking west from the road.
The surface conditions were much better than in Scott's report: there was
only a low, flat stubble of grass. I walked along the north side of the pasture,
parallel to the electric fence.
The eastern HP is about 50 feet N of the first of the
two utility poles mentioned in Scott's report. The second utility pole is at the
NW corner of the pasture and due N of the house. Beyond this point, the surface
conditions deteriorate and are as described in Scott's report: clumps of tall
grass that must constantly be stepped around, following a zigzag path. I headed
SW until I reached the top of the hill just W of the Dallam county line.
There is no evidence of the county line in the field. I walked due E from the hilltop
until I reached the W side of the pasture; somewhere on this path is the