Monroe County High Point Trip Report

Date: May 14, 2004
Author: Roy Wallen

Directions from Fred Lobdellís 1996 report are unchanged. The trouble finding the highpoint noted in John Garnerís report is explained by a careful look at the map. The state line touches the Cherohala Skyway at a few places but is only noted on the ground at Muddy Gap. The Big Junction parking area is also on the state line. It is between mile markers 6 and 7 on the North Carolina side.

The walk from the north end of the parking area is through a very overgrown path but is still easily followed (at least this early in the season). Haw Knob is open at the summit. I also could not find a benchmark but there is a concrete slab which appears to have had a plaque mounted on it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are nice views from the top.