Washington County High Point Trip Report

Date: November 11-14, 1999
Author: Fred Lobdell

Oak Hill rises to an elevation of 331 feet (according to the topo) and may be Florida's second-highest "mountain". From the exit on I-10 for US 231, go south on 231 about 3.5 miles to the north side of the hamlet of Alford. Turn right (west) on county 276 and take it for about 4.2 miles almost to a height of land. There will be a long driveway going up the hill to your left; the name on the mail box is Hardin. The house at the top of the hill belongs to an older couple who are quite friendly. Park in their yard, knock at their door, explain what you're doing, and ask if it will be all right if you leave your car in their yard while you wander in the field south and west of them.

Go south from the Hardins' yard, pass through one fence, and find a way to cross a second fence. The field is large and brushy, and the small 330-foot contour is shown as near the west edge of the field, about halfway between the wood lots south and north of it. We spent about a half hour wandering in this field, and we stood on all the high areas that we thought might have been "it". We also found what we thought was the area shown by the small depression contour. The field is brushy and there is "slash" lying around from a logging operation, so the footing is not great. We did our best.