Amherst County Highpoint Trip Report
Dates: April 10-11, 2004
Author: Roy Schweiker
The short spur to the trailhead had some deep ruts and passenger cars should park at the junction or back at
the AT crossing. The trail location on the map at the trailhead is wrong, particularly as regards to the
Mount Pleasant spur which has many switchbacks to the col, and the distances on trail signs disagree with
each other and with those in previous reports. I estimate the whole trip including spur under 6 miles with
the loop sides roughly similar, I did it clockwise so as to come back on the easy grade in case it got dark
before I finished. I did not find any BM on Mount Pleasant, but just before the West Outlook branch drops
to the viewpoint, there is a nail in a rock in the brush to the left and what may be a chiseled square in a rock
in the brush to the right.
Road not graded recently and may not be suitable for passenger cars,
but the upper part wasn't noticeably worse than the lower part.
If you approach via Roads 605/633 instead of Coffeytown Road (634),
you pass Statons Creek Falls which cannot be observed well from the car.