Yates County High Point Trip Report

two points 1 1/2 miles south of Italy (2,140+ ft)

Date: April 18, 2002
Author: Michel Schwartz

See Dan Case's report for directions. Note that the correct house number is 2869, rather than 2896. The landowner's name is Paul Cayward. We had a nice chat about the property and the history of the area. His family settled the area in the 1700s.

The tower near the western point is festooned with wind gauges, placed by an energy company to test the feasibility of placing a wind farm on the hilltop. The hilltop could look a lot different quite soon, and access could well become more difficult.

Mr. Cayward had no problem with my hiking to the highpoints and had me park at a farm road a hundred yards or so west of the farmhouse, from where I walked up the hill toward the tower. The western point is a bit east of the tower. From there, walk east and go south of the prominent copse and wet area, cross two easy fence lines, then walk northeast across the next field to the eastern point, which is not visible from the main road.