Wahkiakum County High Point Trip Report
Huckleberry Ridge (2,673 ft)
Date: December 7, 2000
Author: Trapper Robbins
Unfortunately, the Elochoman Valley Road (Highway 407) is currently gated at the end of the pavement
way down at elevation 400' (near "Camp 2" on the maps). From here, it is 11+ miles (one way) and 2300'
gain to the top via the #700/etc. road system.
We had hoped to drive much higher and, thus, were late to start a trip of this length. Nonetheless, we
began biking at 1:40pm fully prepared to descend in the dark. We pushed up non-stop and got to the
summit at 4:10pm. Shortly afterwards, we watched an awesome sunset from the SE ridge. A big moon
allowed us to get down without using head lamps, though we had to go extremely slow. We got back to
our car at 6pm.
We had two excellent wildlife encounters around sunset. First, a group of nearby coyotes serenaded us on
the summit. Then at dusk, a big elk crossed the road 50' in front of us.
Detailed maps showing the logging road network is strongly advised. We used the Wahkiakum County
Map (by Big Sky) combined with various topo maps.