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.