Gadsden County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: April 14, 2004
I followed Fred Lobdell's excellent directions to the 320+ foot contour near the railroad.
I would add that the highpoint is on the north side of the tracks as
Fred has stated and that it is behind a small hunting shack near a concrete post.
As for the 310+ foot area it seems to have changed owners since Fred's trip.
The highpoint area is now owned by Florida A&M University and is used as a
"Research and Extension Center". I pulled into the driveway and went inside the
main building. The gentleman I spoke to was very skeptical of me and wanted to
see my ID (pretty paranoid for a state-run farming facility). He eventually
told me to help myself to the property. This area is pretty flat and
determining the actual highpoint is tricky. I walked around in some fenced
fields that had goats running all around them. It seems the 310-foot contour is
right in the middle of these goat fields. Be advised that access could be
difficult on the weekends, at night, or during summer as this is basically a school.
Author: Denis Dean