Rutherford County High Point Trip Report
Date: December 19, 2001
I bought a GPS a couple of days prior to this trip and used it to find my way to the various high points in
this area. The GPS made a big difference in the amount of time it took to complete this multi-point monster.
I parked at the Douglas Green cemetery and followed the old roads, trails etc. to Harrold Cemetery grabbing
fourteen of the high points. Since Ken Oeser's trip, the road between the first and second cemetery has been
gated and posted. I didn't see anybody to ask permission so I crossed the gate and continued forward.
Prior to the gate, the land on either side is posted as belonging to a man named Tink Drive.
As I was returning to my truck, the owner of the land caught me and told me if he caught me on is property
again that he would make me a permanent part of his property. He didn't like my truck being parked at the
cemetery either and said I was lucky that it hadn't caught on fire. He also stated that I was lucky because his
wife had seen my truck and that she might have shot me since she is not in her right mind. He said that he
now owned the land the land that has Tink Drive's name on it. He said that when he came back from his
farm that me and my little truck had better be gone. Fortunately I had completed all of the high points in
county and beat a hasty retreat from the area. (I had completed the high spot on the other ridge prior to
going to the first cemetery). I didn't use Ken's report but it is a good report and I don't have anything to add
to it other than the gated road and irate farmer.
Author: Mike Beavers