Brown County Highpoint Trip Report

three areas on Weedpatch Hill - including BM 1058 (1,050+ ft)

Date: June 29, 2005
Author: Brennan Connelly

I had some extra time mid-day while traveling between Bloomington and Columbus, so I was able to stop by Brown County State Park and bag this easy HP. I followed Bob Schwab's excellent report.

I paid the $4 entrance fee (rental car had IN tags) and followed the main road for 3 or so miles to the park office and the fire tower. I found a BM below the tower but I could not make out its inscription. The view from the top of the tower is quite good, particularly for flyover country. This would be a nice little park to spend some time hiking in, which is surprising for IN.

The site of area 2 at the 3-way junction is the site of a new building being constructed but this does not affect the HP as it seems to be in the middle of the road.

Area 3 is just to the north and east off in the woods perhaps 100 meters. It is a well defined little hillock. There is parking available at a small gravel turnout just north of the road junction on the main road which provides good access for #2 and #3.