Benton County High Point Trip Report

Rattlesnake Hills (3,629 ft)

Date: July 30, 1994
Author: John Roper

USGS Maiden Spring. DeLorme: p38/A2. S8-T11N-R24E.

We punctured our gas tank on the first attempt at this peak from the west, then returned a few months later to try it from the east, following DeLormes Atlas N out of Prosser to the "well" on Bennett Road. A fence and wildlife reserve sign stopped the car short of the east summit. A perfectly walkable road leads to the top. Crickets, sounding very much like rattlesnakes to those with imaginations, caused some worry.