"Summit" baggers of Trask Mountain
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Trapper Robbins and Roxanne Everett are two of the early pioneers of county highpointing. I had met Roxanne by accident when my son in law and I were doing Multonomah's county highpoint earlier in the year and we emailed back and forth to set up a day for some low lying western oregon county highpoints that would be open during hunting season. The day started off well when we met in McMinnville and together with Oregonian reporter Terry Richard (who finished the Oregon county highpoints)to do the twin highpoints of Lincoln county. After the 4 of us finished off Lincoln county, Trapper and Roxanne and I went on to do Trask county's highpoint (my second visit in a little over a week). From there we met up with Bob Bolton to do Roger's Peaks, the county highpoint of Tillamook county and we finished it as it was snowing. Since Bob and Trapper and Roxanne all needed Washington county's twin peaks of Saddle mountain, I agreed to "guide" them in the dark since I had recently done this one as well and we hit both summits by flashlight, which was strange and a lot of fun.
This picture shows Trapper and Roxanne at the old lookout area of Trask Mountain and Trapper is standing on one of the foundation rocks that still remain in the area.
Nov 1, 2003
Image ID: 759492