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.