New Madrid County High Point Trip Report

Date: January 25, 2004
Author: Ken Oeser

two areas northwest of junction of 60/61 in Sikeston

I used the 'Navigate' screen on my GPS to find the areas to see if ground had been changed, and one area is in the south side of the Ryans parking lot, and the other is in the WalMart parking lot near the south end of the lot. Andy Martin had it right in his report. The one at Ryans seems to be the highest of these two.

two small areas 4 miles east-southeast of Sikeston

From the junction of 60/61, go north on 61 for 1.2 miles and turn right onto Helen Street. Go 0.6 mile east to a T and turn left onto South Ingram, then go 0.3 mile and turn right onto Ables Road. Follow this east 1.7 miles to a T into AA and turn right. Go about a mile, crossing over I-55, and look for the obvious double hill highpoints on the left. The northernmost point has an octagon-shaped house on it. We drove up and knocked, but nobody was home. We walked around quickly to make sure we got the high ground.

This house is currently for sale, so now is your chance to own a county highpoint and charge a fee for visitation to pay it off!

For the second area, we drove up another driveway to a house next to the field with the southern highpoint, but again nobody was home. We parked next to the damp, sandy road off the driveway and hiked up to the field highpoint. Andy again had the details; it is very sandy and covered with small prickly-pear cactus. This sandy ridge seems almost unnatural, but I guess it is sand from the mighty Mississippi.