Klickitat County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: July 2, 2006
Author: Adam Helman

This effort was part of a larger journey collecting Idaho, Montana, and Washington county highpoints in late June and early July 2006.

Klickitat County was a thankless effort with virtually no saving grace - For the hike itself I started southeast to access the north-south ridge north of the twin highpoints, gaining perhaps 400 feet in short order. I then walked on relatively level ground due south, cross-country, until finding a good dirt road leading generally in the direction of the highpoint area! If you locate this road (again, not on the map), it will save you many minutes of slow, tedious bushwhacking.

I arrived at the Indian Rock benchmark; briefly enjoyed the view south; and then headed some 500 feet east-northeast to a fifteen foot tall rock outcrop that is most certainly the second possible highpoint. I assume that previous county highpointers ascended these rocks for complete credit.

Finishing my 24 county highpointing trip at Klickitat County was quite disappointing.