Albany County High Point Trip Report

Henry Hill and four other areas (2,160+ ft)

Date: May 3, 2002
Author: Fred Lobdell

Directions to this area are given by Mike Schwartz and Dan Case in their trip reports. I will follow Mike's lead in numbering the five areas, from north to south, Henry I through Henry V.

Henry I, a.k.a. Henry Hill, is the quarry. It appears to be on public land and can be driven into. I concur with previous visitors that Henry II, a short distance to the south, appears higher. As Dan reported, there is a forest road going south from Peasley Road, directly opposite the road into the quarry on the north. This road can be driven by any sort of vehicle. Follow the road south to the good gravel road going left (east), and take that to a height of land. Here there is yet another road going left (north), almost directly to the HP, but the ground was soft and mushy from recent rains and I didn't want to risk getting my car stuck, so I walked from this point. I concur with Dan and Mike that the HP appears to be near an old stone wall.

As Mike did, I next drove south to Henry V, where I parked by the side of the road and bushwhacked to the summit of the knob, about a half mile in. The "thick stuff" Mike noted was especially thick under some power lines that need to be crossed. The high area appears to be near an old stone wall, near the northeast side of the summit contour. I took a bearing on this wall and it lined up perfectly with Henry II and its stone wall, about a mile to the north-northeast. This area is neither fenced nor posted.

Henry III and IV lie, as Mike noted, behind the house at 114 Pond Hill Rd. As with Mike before me, after knocking on the door and receiving no response, I visited the high area in the woods a few hundred yards behind the house. Henry IV, a small area southeast of the large Henry III area, was not apparent. This area could also be accessed as a bushwhack of perhaps three-quarters of a mile south from Henry II. This would not be an especially pleasant trip, but it would appear quite feasible.