Washakie County High Point Trip Report

three spots (9,600 ft)

Date: August 9, 2002
Author: Dave Covill

The 3 candidate spots are at the northeast edge by the crest of the Big Horns on WY 16. As per previous trip reports, we found the 2 rocky outcrops on the south side of the road to be close but the easternmost one to be about 1 - 2 feet higher. We hiked across the highway and attempted to locate the liner contour on that side.

Aided by GPS and compass, we came to a spot about 100 feet west of where the cairn left by Jerry Brekhus sits. We felt it was too close to the top of the knob to be down a contour line and about 160 - 180 feet west of it, but Mike Coltrin's GPS pretty much agreed with Jerry's. The spot is along that gentle ridge somewhere; who knows where. Regardless, it is barely above the 9,600-foot contour, perhaps 9,605 - 9,610 feet, on a 40-foot contour interval map. The rocky outcrops are probably 10 - 20 feet higher. It is not possible to sight level across the almost 1 mile between them; too many trees at both spots.