Morgan County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: March 4, 2007
Author: Charlie Zerphey

I used Mike Schwartz's and Don Desrosiersís fine reports. Prior to going to this HP, Don stated that the access road to the summit was rumored to be closed from October through Memorial Day, which turned out to be true.

I then located the Ranger Station which was also closed but the building next to it was the Rangers home. I explained to him all about Highpointers (of which he was not aware). He was not on duty but was very accommodating and radioed the Ranger on duty, who in turn met us at the gate, unlocked the gate. and let us enter, closed the gate but not locked, and asked me to lock the gate when we exit. OUR LUCKY DAY. Actually, I don't see any reason for locking the gate since the road was plowed past the HP to the Cacapon Mountain Overlook.

The BM and cairn are exactly 0.3 mile from the Radio Tower entrance. The cairn was nonexistent so I added 6 or 7 or 8 stones to rock with the BM to make a cairn. The winds were extremely strong.