Bristol City High Point Trip Report

BM "Wallace 9" (2,129 ft)

Date: August 16, 2001
Author: Fred Lobdell

From Exit 7 on I-81, turn right (south) at the foot of the ramp if you're northbound, and left (south) if you're southbound, onto Old Airport Rd. Go 0.2 mile and turn left (east) onto Stage Coach Rd. In less than 0.1 mile, turn right onto Hassan Heights Rd. Take this 0.25 mile to its end at a "T" intersection at Georgia St. Turn right (south) on Georgia and go 0.2 mile to Indiana St. Turn left (east) onto Indiana. This is a cul-de- sac and on the left after 0.1 mile there will be a large paved parking area, the purpose of which in unknown to me. It's not in front of any house; the land in front of the paved area is brushy and leads into the wooded hill that is the HP.

Hike generally northeast to the crest of the obvious hill. I was unable to find the bench mark; perhaps it was hidden under the dead leaves that carpeted the place. The topo shows the BM as being near the western edge of the summit contour, and this part of the summit looked to be the highest to me. This is a round trip hike of about 0.4 mile with about 200 feet of elevation gain. There was some surveyor's ribbon part way up the hill; possibly there are plans to expand the subdivision in this direction.