Rockingham County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: October 14, 2006
Earlier trip reports are very accurate. Did the north areas first. The house
at the top of area 14 (as named by the cohp.org website) is now inhabited.
Nobody was home but the yard was half-heartedly patrolled by a St. Bernard.
Everything else is the same. After doing all of these areas, I'd bet a shiny
nickel and a frosty beverage that area 14 is the highest point in Rockingham county.
There is certainly 20 feet of elevation gain between the road and the
top of the hill. Elevation must be just on the cusp of 1060 feet.
Western areas: As described earlier. I happened to speak with the owner of the
land on areas 2,3 and 6, 8 and 9. He didn't mind me doing the pasture areas but
refused access to the latter three, as he had leased the land for hunting to a
dozen or so individuals who happened to be hunting in those very areas.
I scouted them from the road but did not do them (except the brushy bushwhack
right off the road).
I'll need to return to claim this county, even though I'm pretty sure I've been
to the high point.
Author: Shannon Dillmore