Clay County, Minnesota High Point
Our Visit - Unnamed Point (elevation 1,540 feet) in Southeast Clay County - October 10, 2008
Days earlier, I hiked
the Minnesota high point, and today
Mark and I traveled to the high point in Clay County, Minnesota.
Clay County is located in west central Minnesota. It is on the
western border of the state, bordered by the Red River, with
Moorhead as the county seat.
is across the river. Outside of Moorhead, the county comprises of small farming communities
where sugar beets, soy beans and corn are the most common crops.
Directions: At Hawley, MN, travel east on Highway 10 and then go
south on Highway 32. Drive 12.5 miles, passing the small town of
Rollag and make a left (east) on 130th Avenue South. You will drive through some
hills and continue past the sign that reads "Minimum Maintenance Road."
You will pass some radio towers on the right. Continue until
you see a major crest in the road. The high point is a short ~200 yard walk on the left (north).
The adjacent photo shows where we parked and the high point.
|Driving on Highway 10 in Hawley, Minnesota.
BOTTOM PHOTO: Mark, a lifelong farmer, had to stop at a tractor dealership
to check out some of the farming equipment on the grounds.
||Clay County, MN High Point
We found it! Just follow the directions above. The hill with the arrow
is the high point in Clay County.
||Hiking toward the summit.
||The rain made the photo a little blurry. It was nice to be up there! :)
The elevation on this unnamed hill is 1,540 feet.
|Three views from the high point.
My other pages in this Minnesota region:
Minnesota High Point
Harvesting Sugar Beets
Roger Maris Museum (Fargo, ND)
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