Boone County High Point Trip Report
Date: August 3, 2000
The spot elevation of 3,555 feet that marks the high point of Boone County lies on the Wyoming county
line, a short distance southwest of the tri-county junction with Raleigh County.
From the junction of WV routes 85 and 99, drive east on 99 about 2 miles to the first right turn past the
Raleigh County line. This dirt road ascends in about a quarter mile to a large microwave tower and shed.
The road is a bit rough but is passable by a passenger car if driven with care. Beyond this point the
topographic map shows a jeep road continuing along the ridge crest, but the dirt road continues and
should be passable by an ordinary pick-up or sports utility vehicle without difficulty. Because the recent
rains had made the sandy road rather soft, I elected to park here and hike the rest of the way to the high
point, a distance of another quarter mile or a bit more.
The road drops off the ridge to the right and descends to the saddle between the two knolls, then rises to
pass to the right of a collection of towers. The topographic map shows the spot elevation near the
northeast end of the summit contour, and I agree that this does indeed mark the highest area. The high
point is at the foot of the first telephone pole in this area, by one of the guy wires. The road was neither
gated nor posted.
Author: Fred Lobdell