Webster County High Point Trip Report
Date: May 24, 2003
Followed a hint in Mike Schwartz's report about starting at same place as for Nicholas County. E-mail
correspondence with Mike also gave me confidence. Walked generally southeast on Pocahontas Trail to the
2 western areas, watching my GPS very carefully. Stepped on every bump I could find at the western-most area.
On the eastern of these two, found the boulder with Mike's stepping stone cairn which I didn't use as I
could easily get up just to its left. This hike was 3 hours, 7 miles, 600 feet of gain.
While at the eastern of these two areas I realized that I was only 1.5 miles away from the last of the Webster
areas and thought for a minute or two of bushwhacking over to it across the Dogway Fork Valley, but soon
gave up THAT idea and drove over to do that last area the way Mike did. I walked the Kennison Trail far
enough to get to the "missing" hairpin turn. It's there all right, but almost 2 contours (80 feet) below where
the map shows it. So, referring to my GPS, I climbed southwest up to the hp area, walked around in the
brush, turned east to cross the Pocahontas-Webster line and the minor saddle and regain the trail
to head back. Saw the lone ribbon. This hike was 4.75 hours, 11 miles, 1300 feet of gain.
Author: Bob Packard