Ascent of Covington County High Point on 2015-02-07

Climber: Alan Bernier

Date:Saturday, February 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Covington County High Point
    Elevation:491 ft / 149 m

Ascent Trip Report

The home nearest the posted access road looked really forbidding. No Trespassing signs and about eight cars in the yard, most without license plates. Two dogs barked from a fenced in doghouse as I approached the back door entrance. I knocked, but nobody answered. In the end, I parked at the church and jogged down the road to the gated/posted access road that leads to the HP. Nobody could see me, so I jumped around the gate and jogged up to the HP. There is a feedlot and a hunting blind about halfway up on the right, and once you get to the sandy loop road at the top stay left and go around to approach high ground from the opposite side. I went straight for the HP once I topped out on the road, and it was a bad decision - lots of thorns for 100 yards and the highest ground was about 20' from where the road loops around. There is also a tree stand (and game camera) right next to the highest ground. High-tailed it out of there, and jogged the road back to the car. 19 minutes round-trip.

For the second area, it is almost not worth visiting. It barely rises above the level of the road, maybe 4'. If you go 50 yards past the intersection, there is a little herd path leading into the woods that avoids the worst of the thorns. Highest ground was about 30' in, looks to be an embankment from an old road or something.
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