St Louis City High Point Trip Report

Date: December 23, 2000
Author: John Mitchler

In a pleasant residential neighborhood in the city's southwest side, this cohp is in a Sublette Park and is an excellent choice to take a young family.

I approached this from I-270 on the west side of town. From I-270, I took Exit 5 onto I-44 and drove 9 miles to Exit 286, Hampton Avenue. Drive 0.7 miles south on Hampton Ave. to SW Ave. and turn left (east). Go 3 blocks, passing 59th St. and Dalton St. to January Ave. The park is an irregular pentagon and is bounded on the west by January Ave., the north by SW Ave. and Reber Place, the east by Sublette Ave., and the south by Arsenal Ave. Ball fields occupy the southeast part of the park, and an office/maintenance shed occupy the northeast. The highest point lies south of the shed. The "second" area of this cohp lies north of SW Ave. among homes, but is not as high. This is an excellent location to practice hand-leveling because of the soft grass on which you can lay for sighting. It was cold and dark and Siberia-like when I was there, so I recommend a summer visit.