Loudon County Highpoint Trip Report

two areas on Blue Ridge(1920+ ft)

Date: March 31, 2006
Author: Michael Schwartz

Dale Millsap's directions are still good. I believe there are more roads and driveways in the area now so, at about 2.8 miles north of US 17/50, the gated road mentioned by Dale is the last road or driveway before the tower and is identifiable by fancy iron work and two large stone posts. I verified that the driveway leads to the house (#20962) at the highpoints. The house has been completely gutted, and was under major reconstruction during my visit. Don't know if it's going to be a permanent residence or a weekend/summer retreat.

My recommendation is to park at the tower, which is only 0.12 mile from the nearer of the two areas, and walk uphill around the left side of the towers through fairly open woods. You will very quickly intersect the driveway and a short walk to your left will take you past the northern area, off to the right of the road on an obvious bump. GPS verified the location. The southern area seemed considerably higher and was at some exposed rock to the right of the house. Hard to say if the rocks had been disturbed. These areas are also two of the four Clark County highpoints.