Columbia County High Point Trip Report

Long Mountain (2,265 ft)

Date: February 24, 2004
Authors: Mary and Peter Green

We made the ascent without difficulty and without problems with snow due to the low elevation of the peak. Trapper Robbins' report from 2001 was especially useful. We traveled west on Highway 26 until the Buxton road turnoff. It was a little after 4:00 pm when we came to this point. We followed Trapper’s directions until we parked the car at the point designated '1892' on the topographic map.

A brand new gate has been installed on the pipeline road that heads north from this point. The walking was easy on the dirt road. After less than half a mile, we cut east-northeast up the south edge of a clear-cut and reached the top about 5:15 pm in a cool breeze. Although it appears that access is possible all the way to the summit by car, it probably takes less time (and is more enjoyable) to make the hike from the south and west.