Shiawassee County Highpoint Trip Report
one area (960+ ft)
Date: September 8, 2005
Author: Bill Schuler
Shaftsburg quadrangle and Delorme Atlas page 39
From I-69 in Lansing, go east to exit 98 and zero odometer.
0.0 Exit 98 - turn right (south) from exit ramp then immediately left (east)
onto Lansing Road, a frontage (service) road.
3.4 Shaftsburg Road - turn right (south) - go straight through town.
5.8 Lovejoy Road - turn right (west) along the Shiawassee/Ingham county line.
6.3 Oakes Road on the right - go straight (west).
6.5 Driveway at 7818 Lovejoy Road - turn right (north).
6.6 House - park and ask permission.
The owner drove up on a motorcycle as I pulled into the driveway.
I told him what I was doing there and showed him my Topozone maps. When I asked
for permission to search for the highest point in the kidney-shaped contour,
he asked me to follow him. We entered the woods on an ATV track, dropped a bit and
went up to a high area which he thought was the highest on his property.
I mentioned that an area to the left looked like it could be higher. He said that
was still his property so we walked over there. It still seemed higher to the
left so we kept walking up a slight rise ending up very near a storage shed to
the left of his home. He stated that he didn't realize that his house was on
the highest point in the county (hmmmm). He also said that he has climbed a
number of state high points. He stressed the fact that he didn't want a bunch
of County Highpointers roaming all around his property without his knowing about it,
so please ask for permission. He was impressed that I would come all the
way from southern California to climb his little hill.