Washington County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: November 8, 2006
Bad bushwhack on flat lying terrain (LFT). Do it during a freak snowstorm,
or freezing rain or something; even my neck was bleeding.
Area one - In southwestern Washington county, north of the county line on Long
Ridge Road, turn left at the first gated gravel road. There is a posted sign
for hunters and fisherman, I had no cell service to call but the number for the
hunt club is 252-793-3491 or 252-793-3008. Drive west on the gravel road about
0.4 mile and park. From here, I went north through a small round clearing and
into the fiery depths of an awful bushwhack. My GPS kept losing coverage but I
made it out past and around the contour on map. No discernable rise except a
few ridges with no discernable rise.
Area two - Back at the parking area for area one, I walked along the road until
I found a wet ditch heading south to the southern contour of equally
indiscernible rise. The day before it rained heavily so there were several
inches of standing water in the ditch/old two-track but it was more manageable
than the brushy areas and there was no briars. I came back with only one tick
but wet feet. Amazingly I had lost my sunglasses somewhere out there and was
able to retrace my steps and find them. Not a bushwhack I'd wanted to do twice.
Don't pet the bears.
Area three - Further north on Long Ridge Road is this roadside LFT contour in an
active cow pasture. The center farm house had cars but nobody home. Wish I'd
brought a hand level but there was not much visible rise from the antenna near
the cemetery all the way to the singlewide on the other side of the pasture.
Author: Brian Bockhahn