Randolph County High Point Trip Report

spot elevation 922 ft on Wirth quadrangle (AR/MO)

Date: May 29, 2001
Author: Hans Haustein

Leaving from the Sharp County highpoint, drive north on Tick Ridge Rd for 0.5 miles to the intersection with Oregon MO County Road 288, this is the State Line. Go east on Oregon County Rd 288 for 0.2 miles, this is the intersection with Oregon County Rd 257, stay on CR 288. There is a white house on the south side of the road 0.6 miles from the CR 257 intersection. The road begins to go downhill with a muddy area at the bottom, it wasn't too bad, but it hadn't rained in a while either.

A locked gate is reached 0.3 miles from the white house. The property is posted, with a sign that reads 'No Trespassing for any purpose', so I went back the white house to ask for permission. They told me they did not own the property, but told me who did own it.

I followed the gravel road in past the gate and found the hunting shack Andy Martin mentioned in his trip report, but I did not find the coke can register. I walked around the area looking for rocks that could be the highpoint. I think I found the one. This rock was higher than any other area that I could see, and it stood about 2 feet above the ground. The rock was about 75 feet west of the hunting shack.

The Lat/Lon for this rock is (36.49590 deg N, 91.40335 deg W).