Lamar County High Point Trip Report

elevation 460+ ft

Date: November 6, 2000
Author: Fred Dale

first ascent

From the I-59/US 49 intersection on the north side of Hattiesburg, MS, travel N on US 49 about 6 mi. Turn W onto MS Hwy. 42, and go ~13.3 mi. The cohp is in the rolling fields to the NE of the highway, visible. (You may find it easier to proceed up the highway to the county line, turn around at the nearby store, and back-track 0.6 mi.) Mrs. Lucas, rural mailbox #80 on the NE side of the highway, was very nice in allowing me to park in her driveway and walk the few hundred feet uphill across the field. She was quite aware that her hill was the county's hp. Just beyond, to the N, is the 47 mi.-long Longleaf Trace, a completed and paved rails-to-trails bike-way, indicated as a RR on the topo.

Topo quadrangle Bassfield (section 5-5N-16W)
Coordinates (31 degrees 25.9' N, 89 degrees 37.6' W)
Topo chart