Flagler County High Point Trip Report
Date: January 23, 2004
Mike Schultz visited this county a few days before so I had the benefit of his notes. The sand dune Mike
describes looks to have suffered the ravages of ORV overuse and may have lost a few feet in the process.
Directly to the southeast of the dune is a depression in the trees paralleling the train roadbed. The shape of
the depression and the steep sides lead little doubt that it is manmade. It's only a few feet from and is quite
possibly the source of the dune buildup. The two ridges Mike spoke of look more natural. I still wonder
how such prominent bumps could remain after centuries of erosion have flatten the surrounding areas for
miles around to that of a plane of a fried egg. Note the sand build-ups to the southeast of and paralleling the
old rail-bed are as high as the high area in some spots but are not shown on the topo.
Author: Bill Jacobs