Salem City Highpoint Trip Report

Date: August 6, 2006
Author: Roy Wallen

The directions from Mike Schwartz and Fred Lobdell got us to the house overlooking the highpoint. Once there, we spoke with Mr. an Mrs. Mattox who were fixing the house for new tenants. They own the house and a few others on this knoll and were pleased to learn that they owned access to the highpoint. We spoke at length and they invited us to use the 4WD road around the back to access this liner.

Driving through a very overgrown road, we were eventually stopped by saplings and, thrashing through the woods, we gave it our best effort. It is possible to avoid the house altogether by parking at the bottom of the driveway and bearing right around the edge of the grassy area, following the old road.

We returned to speak with the Mattox’s again and left them a copy of the topographical map. They are willing to accept future visitors but be advised that folks living there in the future may need an introduction.