Livingston County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: July 12, 2004
Author: Andy Martin

I approached this one from the east, starting near Hunt Hollow. The road shown on the 1:100,000 scale maps and, climbing steeply to the west is signed "Road Closed", I barely got the Honda up it. It is best to approach from the west unless you have high clearance or 4WD.

Mike Schwartz mentioned a road named "Pine View Lane". This is now signed "Thunder Mountain". I parked close to the summit at a turn around location with several houses and out-buildings in the vicinity. At my car park the GPS unit read (42° 39.783' N, 77° 30.828' W) at 2,176 feet (NAD27 datum)

I bushwhacked through fairly open trees in the direction of the HP, and spotted the hunting blind Mike mentions at the HP. South of this I found reference mark "TABORS R.W.W. NO 1 1939 >---->" on a concrete base about 1 foot high.

I built a mini cairn here and left a baggie. Did not take the time to find the buried BM or the other reference mark mentioned by Mike.

The sky is obstructed by trees, and GPS only had 25-foot accuracy. Nevertheless at the reference mark my GPS unit read (42° 39.738' N, 77° 30.975' W) at 2,196 feet (NAD27 datum).