Clay County High Point Trip Report
two areas (each 520+ ft with 10 ft contour intervals)
Date: January 25, 2001
including BM "Barr" (530 ft)
Author: Fred Dale
We drove south from Woodland, MS on Hwy. 15 0.4 mi., and turned E (L) onto CR 419. It was 9 mi. to
the first R turn in Clay Co. -- the road turns gravel at the county line. Another 3.1 mi. or so on this road
gets you to the Clay Co. Fire Tower, sign on the R. Somewhat quaint in that it is one of the few
remaining FTs with a resident ranger, make this an enjoyable visit by meeting Ranger Lofton, who gave
us permission to follow his Labrador (!) to the top of the 120' tower (I didn't). BM Barr is right there in
the yard, but he says that the other closed contour line -- across the road -- is higher. Note that the two,
though in separate sections, are almost right across the road from each other. I didn't have my sight-level.
The N point does require finding a way up a rather dramatic road-cut bluff.
The T.V. tower on the property, at 1800' tall, currently holds some sort of record for tallest structure of its
type. A bit unnerving to stand adjacent to its base.
Map-derived coordinates: section 22-- 33 deg 45' 15" N, 88 deg 52' 43" W
section 27-- 33 deg 45' 10" N, 88 deg 52' 41" W