Caswell County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: October 14, 2006
Author: Shannon Dillmore

Left Raleigh at 7am. Followed previous trip reports to the "col" at Stony Creek Mtn. The overgrown jeep track has now become an access road. The area has been clear-cut and it's pretty easy going following the crisscrossing primitive roads up to where the ridge abates. As Peter Barr noted in an earlier report, when you get to this point, you'll see what could be higher ground about 150 yards in the distance. The roads die out here so some light bushwhacking may be in order depending on time of year. I'm not sure if this is higher than the end of the ridge or not but you'll probably want to go further to be sure (that contour in the topo map is big for a summit). The stone cairn mentioned earlier was lost to the clear-cutting, it appears.

No heavy equipment or evidence of very recent activity is apparent. It looks like development began on this place but was soon halted.

Round trip was about 0.7 mile, 100 feet of gain, 25 minutes.