Cumberland County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: December 4, 2004
Author: Don Desrosiers

For the southern two areas near Cumberland Church, I am in agreement with Mike Schwartz that the higher ground is closer to the road than might be expected. Park at the church and walk up the road. I can work with the front yard of #1875 for the southern point. For the northern point, I can likewise go with the large oak tree, although a case could be made for the middle of the pine and grass covered area just north of the Southside Enterprises facilities.

The northern 7 areas turned out to be easier than originally expected.

Area 1 is in the field at the intersection. Although you cannot tell it from there, I believe that this is the highest of areas 1-4.

Areas 2, 3, and 4 are just as Ryan Bowles described them. There is not a lot of parking at the gated dirt road. Do the best you can or walk from the intersection. The exercise is not going to hurt you.

Area 5 (the large area) - I liked the yard at #102.

Area 6 - clearly lower than either 5 or 7. Plus, across the street from 6 looked higher than 6!

Area 7 - I can work with it but you might want to go down 638 just a shade more to a building on the north of the road marked "Browns Voting Precinct". I thought the area in back of the building was higher than the area around the barn.

No idea which is the highest of the nine points.