Pulaski County High Point Trip Report

three points on Walker Mtn on Long Spur quadrangle

Date: August 17, 2001
Author: Bill Schuler

From Highway 47 in Mechanicsburg, (off Route 42) turn south onto County Highway 738 and go to the top of Walker Ridge in 6 miles and park. There's room for 3 cars to park.

You are at/near BM 3,225. The peaks are west-southwest of here. There is a trail heading northeast from the saddle. Too bad it doesn't continue to the southwest.

You can also pick up County Hwy. 738 in the town of Pulaski. From Highwqy 11 at Highway 99, head north on 99 which becomes County 738. Follow 738 to the Bland County line on Walker Ridge.

It's hard getting started hiking, as the road berm is quite steep. Walk down the road on the Bland County side (north) about 30-40 feet and scramble up to the ridge line. Once on the ridge a rough bushwhack west-southwest along the Pulaski/Bland county line gets you to the high point at spot elevation 3,699 feet. You cross over the 1st 3,680+ foot contour on the way. The 3rd bump is just beyond the spot elevation which appears to be (and must be) the highest.

It's about 1.5 miles and 500+/- feet gain one way.