Orange County Highpoint Trip Report
Cowherd Mtn (1,197 ft)
Date: March 31, 2006
Author: Michael Schwartz
The gravel road leading to the Carter house is signed Carter Winkey Road, and is
3.1 miles west of the US 33/US 15 junction at Gordonsville. The Mr. Carter
mentioned in previous reports has passed away and the gentlemen at the uppermost
house had no problem with my parking there. They did not specifically give me
permission to hike, since they do not own the land further up on the mountain,
and no one I spoke to seems to know who the owner is. I looked for and found
Don Derosiers' overgrown woods road, which does help gain elevation on the ridge.
Bear left as you top out and look around for highest ground, which I felt was
near the "south rim". Take a look back as you top out, so as to help find the
correct ridge for the descent.