Douglas County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: June 29, 2009
Author: Adam Helman

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This effort was part of a larger journey collecting Idaho, Montana, and Washington county highpoints in late June and early July 2009.

I used largely Edward Earl's report for this one, and found the road instructions perfect. Unlike Edward, however, I continued on the road to park abeam the eastern contender. At my pickup truck I obtain WGS84 coordinates (47.58402° N, 120.17943° W), elevation 4,253 feet. From here I walk 50 meters south and grid the flattish, brushy area until satisfied.

I then drive farther west, passing under power transmission lines and parking along the road shortly thereafter. A five minute walk brings me to the western contender, for which I obtain WGS84 coordinates (47.58298° N, 120.19311° W), elevation 4,220 feet. The latter seems too low, and I assume that my unit is feeling under-the-weather, possibly due to the transmission line's proximity.

Looking southwest the area mentioned in Bob Bolton's report with spot elevation 4,243 seems lower.