Island County High Point Trip Report

Date: May 13, 2000
Author: Ken Jones

The first highpoint may actually be along Sequoia Road, in a mound on someone's front lawn. It's hard to tell. It's a very big closed contour, and we checked out dozens of bumps. The three smallest contours are all in the vicinity of houses which weren't there 7 years ago. The apparent tallest, which I visited then, isn't there any more, but there's still a rise in the front yard of the house. No lawn yet, just native vegetation. This (the southern of 3) appears to be the tallest, but get them all. The northern of 3, and tiniest, has a new house right on top. The owner was friendly. The second largest, and northernmost, contour is the only one which is clearly still untouched by bulldozer. Heading back toward I-5 from Sequoia, take the first paved left, then the first driveway on the left. The couple living at the house were pleased to think they might have the island's HP. We thrashed back through nettles, blackberries, salmon berries, etc. from their driveway to the HP vicinity. Visibility is poor through the vegetation, and I couldn't swear which lump was higher.