Morgan County High Point Trip Report

Big Fodderstack (3,340+ ft)

Date: May 5, 2001
Author: Mike Beavers

We parked the truck and started hiking where state highway 116 goes through a gap above Brushy Mountain Prison. From the parking area we started hiking up a logging road. We stayed on this road for about a mile until it forked. At the fork we took the road going to the right. About 100 feet past the fork there is a tree that has fallen over and is igrowing at a right angle to the road. Just past this tree is a ATV trail or old overgrown logging road. We took this trail and stayed on it until it started going back down hill.

From the trail we climbed up the side of the mountain (very steep) to the ridge line. We then followed the ridge line to the top of the mountain. The top of the mountain was covered in May Apples and ferns. On the return trip we followed an old logging road down from the top. This road is the same one that we left to climb up to the ridge line. This old logging road is the easiest way to get to the top of Big Fodderstack and doesn't add much time or distance to the hike.

Total elevation gain for this hike is about 1200 feet if you hike from where the pavement ends. Most of this land appears to be part of Frozen Head State Park.