Wayne County Highpoint Trip Report
spot elevation 1/2 mile east of Johnson Hill (701 ft)
Date: March 11, 2004
Author: Daniel Case
When coming up from the Thruway on 21, you will pass Hill Cumorah with its
visitors' center and golden statue of the Angel Moroni on top commemorating this
location's importance in the founding of Mormonism. It's worth checking out
briefly if you're so inclined.
After getting through Palmyra and taking 21 over the canal and the creek, take
note that North Creek Road comes up immediately on the right after you descend
the second bridge and is a bit sharp and it's hard to read the sign until you're
really close. The driveway to the Erkkilas is now flanked by two posts with the
3755 in gold lettering and an FCC access number for the tower.
Mrs. Erkkila was in and gave permission, thinking we were geocachers,
not highpointers, at first. They get a lot more of the former.
The walk up is a pretty straightforward 0.4 mile. You go to the back of the big
old orchard behind the house, follow the wide grassy path a little bit and then
the less-traveled path that forks off to the right and brings you to the
highpoint area within a hundred feet or so.
There is an easily located at the base of a tree on the thin ridge just east of
the path, which sort of ends here.
Walk the 50 feet of ridgetop between the cache and the back property line to
ensure having gotten the high area. Sign in at the cache if you like.