Fayette County Highpoint Trip Report

Myles Knob (3,460+ ft)

Date: July 8, 2006
Author: Don Desrosiers

From I-64 exit 156, take US 60 about 20 miles to Rainelle. Continue on 60, cross the Fayette/Greenbrier County line and, in another 2 miles, turn right onto Cavendish Road. At the top of the rise, there should be a small dirt road going off to the right. There will also be a large boulder with a fence around it to mark the site of the spot where Robert E. Lee erected his tent during the Fall of 1861, as noted by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. I found it amusing that they could tell exactly where the tent was but were only able to determine the "when" part in the most general of terms.

I chose to park here although, as noted by Mike Schwartz, you could drive another couple of hundred yards to the locked gate. The gate was posted against hunting by the "Big Sewell Tuffy Club" with no notation about walking. Continue for a total of about 1/2 mile from the Lee Campsite to a microwave relay tower on the left. I felt the highest ground was in the boulders to the northwest of the tower. This was confirmed by scoping from the FAA tower to the northeast back to the boulders, so believe you can save yourself about 1/4 mile each way.

Much bovine evidence, although no bovines. Walk carefully in the dark.