Lexington City Highpoint Trip Report
two areas (1,180+ ft)
Date: October 20, 2006
Authors: Fred Lobdell and Mike Schwartz
One area with filtration plant: The description of this area is unchanged since
previous trip reports. As noted in prior reports, the ground has been
extensively disturbed during the construction of the plant. The berm mentioned
in those reports, which runs in a semi-circle around the back side of the large tank,
constitutes the current high ground. It is planted with pines but is
almost certainly manmade. It is not possible to determine the highest remaining
natural ground but as the 1,180-foot contour just touches the liner highpoint
described below, it is our opinion that both areas should be visited to claim
One area on city/county line: We believe this is the first time this area has
been visited by a GPS unit. We parked near the "End of State Maintenance" sign
and walked into the woods on the uphill side, as previous CoHPers have done.
After consulting both GPS unit and compass, we concluded that the boundary line
ran almost parallel to the road, angling toward it as it went uphill.
We followed it up to a shoulder at the edge between a lawn and some currant bushes,
until the GPS unit told us we were within 3 feet of the HP. For future CoHPers,
the easiest way to access this point is to walk up the road from the sign a few
feet to the driveway for 619 Shenandoah Street. Turn left into the driveway and
turn left again after a few feet and follow the edge of the lawn to the height
of land on the shoulder, a matter of probably less than 50 feet. This agrees
well with the topo also.
What's-in-a-name department: 619 Shenandoah is owned by Fred Schwab.