Benton County High Point Trip Report
Date: June 9, 1999
I was expecting the HP to get a lot more scenic in AR than OK,
and the first one did not disappoint. I drove up Whitney Mountain, and visited both areas.
I could not find the BM proper, but did find a nearby witness marker.
It is close to the road, in a grassy parklike setting. The BM photo came out blurred,
but looks like "POOR 1940 NO 2" (?). Talked briefly with a lady in one of the houses
across the street, think the name was something like "Rizza".
There is quite a bit of development on the mountain top since map photos were made in 1957.
These houses make it hard to stroll around the large flat top, or use a sight level to
figure out where the highest bit of ground is.
Author: Andy Martin