Rockingham County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: October 14, 2006
Author: Shannon Dillmore

Earlier trip reports are very accurate. Did the north areas first. The house at the top of area 14 (as named by the 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.