Warren County High Point Trip Report

Date: December 21, 2001
Author: Bob Schwab

From the intersection of Ohio Routes 73 and 48, go north on Route 48 for just 0.4 mile to Harlan Road and turn right (east). In about 0.25 mile as you ascend the ridge, you will cross the 1060-foot contour line which extends eastward for at least a mile (area 1). I found BM 2 Herman along the southern edge of the road about 1 mile east of the Route 48 intersection and just west of a row of 4 houses. The NGS data sheets list the elevation at the BM as 1063 feet, but I believe higher ground can be found by entering the new housing development to the north of this marker.

Roughly across the street from the BM turn in on Waynesboro Road and go north to Jade Point. Turn left onto Jade Point Road and drive to the circle at the end. This field is being developed, but the undeveloped lots feel higher than down by the benchmark. Wander around this big area and decide where you think the highest spot is.

For the second area, return to Route 48 and continue north for 1 mile to the Lytle-Five Points Road and turn left (west). Drive for 1.15 miles to the top of the hill where a large radio tower and a white water tower sit off to the right. I thought the highest spot was just north of the tower. Drive right up to the tower and walk through a walkway to the rear of the facility.