I'm a descendant of the Bismarck Tribune reporter, so I'll have to side with his account. I suppose he went to the summit too?
I'll have to check this out!
This would be a fascinating place to spend a day or two. I have only seen it from a distance, but it looks intriguing!
So the folks at the Forest Service can tell one how to access it? Or do you have more direct info for permission?
I would just call the Bearlodge Ranger District as the land ownership may have changed since I was last up there and anyway I no longer have the contact info.