Jones County High Point Trip Report

Date: August 17, 2000
Author: Fred Dale

From I-59, in Laurel, MS, take the US Hwy 84 West exit. Follow 84. Go west about 5 miles to Miss. State Hwy 29, and exit to the north. Go 1.6 miles to the John Hill Rd., which will be on the left (west). On the way, pass a water tower on the left (west) at 1.0 mile. The HP is adjacent to the John Hill Road intersection with Hwy 29. Park on 29's wide shoulder just south of the intersection, and scramble up the small embankment on the west side of 29 into the woods (small broken-down barb-wire fence to cross). The highest spot of ground is any of several spots in the woods (which recently had a ground fire, so there is almost no underbrush or bush-whacking). I walked around 'til I satisfied myself that I'd touched the highest ground.

The ridge that this HP is on is scenic, especially to the west. South of 84 on 29 yields good views of Laurel to the east, at night.

Location: 31.6999 deg. N, 89.263 deg. W
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