Adair County High Point Trip Report

one area 1 1/2 miles northwest of Ringo Point Cemetery (1,060+ ft)

Date: November 15, 2003
Author: Michael Schwartz

Dave Covill's directions are fine. I cannot overemphasize the importance of owner contact. Kevin Jones, who got a big kick out of my addressing him as, Mr. Jones, is very cordial. Accessing the high point involves traversing an active cattle pasture, and the area is in plain view of the house, so do it right.

As he did with Dave, Mr. Jones requested I drive up the farm lane to high ground and close the gate behind me. He felt that the cattle would be less disturbed by a vehicle than someone on foot. As I drove up the hill, with a fenced, ungrazed field to the right, I topped out near a silver gate at a corner of the ungrazed field. I squeezed through the gate, and another to access the ungrazed field. According to my GPS, the small 1,060+ ft area is about 500 feet out in the field, in the direction of the house. Once the GPS zeroed out, it seemed pretty obvious that I was on highest ground.