Clark County High Point Trip Report

"Sturgeon Fin" (4,120+ ft)

Date: July 9, 1994
Author: John Roper

USGS Bobs Mountain. DeLorme: p23/BC6-7. S13-T3N-R4E.

This was one of the most delightful finds on this whole list. Leave I-5 at Woodland and drive to Yacolt and beyond to Sunset Falls Campground. Follow FS Road 41 south to FS Road 4109, a rough road, navigable in a city car with a cavalier driver to its bermed end. A stunning flowered meadow walk on an abandoned road leads to the top of Silver Star Mountain (4360+).

Just west is a striking, slightly-cocked basalt fin that looks precisely like a sturgeon swimming straight for you (the words "Sturgeon Rock" are clearly misplaced on the maps). Just west of what should be Sturgeon Rock (4160+) is where Clark County reaches its apogee.