Wetzel County High Point Trip Report

1 area 2 miles southwest of Cottontown (1680+ ft)

Date: March 31, 2000
Author: Michael Schwartz

From US 250, just south of the WV 7 junction, take Rush Run Road 3.2 miles to the road crest at a farmouse. This point is 1.4 miles NE of Earnshaw. Hike up ridge just above farmhouse, with the summit knob not yet visible. Gain the ridge top, and contour to the next knob, following a wide grassy path. About half way there, the summit knob comes into view, and will be quite obvious. Pass over intermediate knob, drop to a col, and follow path almost to summit. Bushwhack the last 100 feet or so to the top.

Barbed wire fence remnants on summit. 360 degree winter views. Hike takes about 15 minutes each way. I chose not to take the direct route up the west face from Garner Cemetery, due to lack of parking and private property problems.