Gilmer County High Point Trip Report

Date: April 14, 2002
Author: Bob Packard

See Fred Lobdell's report, which I was essentially following. I walked up the wet, rutted, rough road south past Stanley Creek, up over Horsepen Gap, then southwest along the southeast side of Big Bald Mountain. Halfway between side road gates 5 and 6, I went up a track then bushwhacked to the top of Big Bald Mountain and found Big Bald BM (1934).

Then it was back down to that road and on west to Big Bald-Rich saddle, then up Rich Mountain. Found the chimney and fireplace and Rich BM and one of the witness markers.

Trip statistics: 6.5 hours, 12 miles, 2600 feet of elevation gain.