Hampshire County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: September 4, 2007
Author: Don Desrosiers

Found the large parking pullout at the southwest end of Plainfield Pond easily enough (there isn't a lot in the area to mess up the process). Took a bearing of due magnetic south and headed uphill through the woods. Followed my nose and the compass through a classic easy New England bushwhack. Found Fred Lobdell's "Peck Lumber Company" sign (from Westfields, MA) and pondered its significance for about a nanosecond. Got to the top in about 25 minutes.

Once on top, I found the #2 reference marker but did not find the BM. Came down on a due magnetic north heading and ended up right back at the car in about 20 minutes. Piece o' cake.