Pender County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: March 2, 2008
Previous trip reports are good. I investigated an approach from the north but
the tracks were heavily posted. The previously-mentioned approach from the
southeast is also posted by the Cape Fear Timber Company. Two numbers are given:
910.590.9708 (cell number of the contact person listed – I forget the name) and
910.862.8668 (office number). I got no response from either but 0.2 mile
into the southeast approach is a cemetery with graves as recent as 2007
with fresh flowers, so I don't think they mind foot traffic. I parked my car at
the beginning of the dirt track and walked the two miles to the high point candidates.
There I encountered laborers sweeping up pine needles from the
forest floor. English was not their first language but they did grant me
permission to walk around. I thought the northern point was higher.
A friendly stray dog followed my dog and me back to our car – over a 2 mile trip.
Round trip is 4.2 miles of very pleasant walking through quiet pine forest.
I enjoyed this one.
Author: Shannon Dillmore