Whitman County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: June 23, 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.

The approach road is indeed difficult to negotiate, particularly below a triangle-shaped set of junctions one-half way to the summit radio towers.

I chose the left fork at this junction, contouring north along the western slopes of the upper mountain. It is passible.

Upon parking at the summit radio towers I noted that the right fork entails a very steep and rutted section just prior to "topping out".

Given the above observations, I recommend bearing left at the indicated junction.

A passenger car is not an option for this one. Either hike from the base at Route 60, or exercise your high-clearance vehicle's capabilities.