Butler County High Point Trip Report

on Hogan Hollow and Ellisnore quadrangles

Date: March 8, 2002
Author: Hans Haustein

Pinhook Hill (760+ ft)

To reach Pinhook Hill from Highway 60 and Highway PP go south on PP 2.9 miles to Butler County Road (BCR) 426. Go west on BCR 426 1.2 miles to its junction with BCR 428, continue west on BCR 428 2.4 miles to its intersection with BCR 436. On BCR 436 continue west northwest 2.9 miles to forest road 3708 which goes east. Go east on this forest road about 0.1 mile to a crest of a hill, this crest area is the highpoint of Pinhook Hill. The highpoint area has scattered rocks, with anyone of them being a highpoint candidate. Also, there was and old freezer dumped near the highpoint area. The area is forested with smaller trees and has no view. The area is also on National Forest Land. (County Roads mentioned are gravel.)

unnamed Area (769 ft)

The unnamed area is reached by returning the BCR 436 and going west. The road crosses into Carter County and becomes Carter County Road (CCR) 270. It is 3.4 miles from the intersection of BCR 436 and forest road 3708 to Highway B in Carter County. It is another 3.4 miles north to Highway B and Highway 60 intersection, directly across Highway 60 from Highway B is CCR 370. Cross Highway 60 and continue east on CCR 370 for 1.6 miles to the intersection with BCR 417. Go north on BCR 417 for 1.6 miles to Brush Arbor the pavement ends here. Only a house, chapel and cemetery mark Brush Arbor. About a mile north on BCR 417 the road crosses a low water bridge and soon after the bridge is a road going west, this is BCR 418. Going west on BCR 418 about 0.8 mile to a crest of a hill is the second highpoint area. The area is wooded, scattered with trash and had no distinct highpoint. The road bisects the 760-foot contour and is shown on the quad sheet with a spot elevation of 769 feet.

The second unnamed area with the spot elevation of 769 feet is in all probability the highest area in the county. Pacing off the approximate edge of the 760-foot contour on Pinhook Hill resulted in no more than 3 or 4 feet of elevation gain to the highest area.