Moore County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: September 24, 2006
Author: Edward Earl
I approached this one from the north on US 287. About 2 miles S of Etter
(which is near the Sherman-Moore county line) and just S of a mammoth agricultural
storage facility, I turned W on Road E, which is paved. After 3 miles,
I turned left (south) on Starkey Road, which is paved but narrow. After 2 miles,
I reached Road G one mile W of Road B. From that point onward, I followed Scott
County Line Road is soft dirt and narrow. A vehicle without 4WD would probably
have trouble in wet weather.
The old windmill mentioned in Scott's report is gone. The only landmark near the
turn off of County Line Road is a complex of empty corrals.
There is no direct evidence of the county line in the field. There are two pumps
along the road W of County Line Road; at the second, the road condition
deteriorates to a two-track. The change in condition suggests the county line is
here, but this point seems to be approximately 1/2 mile from County Line Road,
which is too far. The actual county line is probably somewhere near the first
pump. I got out of the car and paced the flat field on the S side of the road
near both pumps.
I returned to US 287 following Scott's directions in reverse. The road
conditions along this route are not as good as the route I used to get in.
The pavement is cracked and uneven and there are some sections of gravel.