Atoka County High Point Trip Report

Date: May 26, 2003
Author: Dave Olson

Start at the OK 63 turnoff in Kiowa towards Pittsburg. Two miles east and then turn south to gain the crest of Pine Mountain. I found the road I wanted gated.

There is a way around the gate, but I chose to use the bicycle I had brought along. Along the way, at about 3.5 miles, I saw lots of "Posted No Trespassing" signs. When I got on top of Pine Mountain, Atoka OK coHP, 1,260+ feet, 20 minutes later, I paused to look for the BM, elevation 1,273 feet. I found the reference mark first, then the BM. It is about 35 feet east of the road, about 50 feet south of a power-line pole and is marked by colored ribbon and by a three-foot high wooden post, such as you might find at State Park parking lots, with a rounded top.

Access to all three HP areas is pretty easy. There are no "big rocks" at any of them to seek out - just wander around.