Bladen County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: March 4, 2006
Author: Brian Bockhahn

Please correct me if I'm wrong but the only 170-foot contours I could find were east-southeast of Purdie Church, not east-northeast as in Andy's book. I was intending only to scout it but the five areas were not that intimidating.

Off Owens Hill Road (1336), 5.2 miles north of NC 41, is the cluster of five contours. The three areas to the east are in a junky wooded area behind a house, in a driveway and in a front yard, and a very lame high spot in a field. All three seemed lower than the west areas.

At 0.2 mile southeast of the cemetery, I parked at a gated but not posted field/wood edge road. I walked back to the circular contour in the back field edge. A height of land northeast of an old home site in the center seemed the highest but you can easily walk the entire length. The long contour in the middle which starts in this field and runs to the road and cemetery is probably the highest point. I did a quick grid but not a full waffle.