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Ascent of Crockett County High Point on 2008-12-19

Climber: Tom Owen

Date:Friday, December 19, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crockett County High Point
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:480 ft / 146 m

Ascent Trip Report

Crockett county has two 480 ft contours on opposite ends of the county which makes for a long drive unless you do them on two different days, which I did.

NE of Gadsden, TN
The first point I visited was in mid-December and is easily to locate along US-79/TN-76. It is just north of the city of Gadsden and is located underneath a water tower next to a house on the right (eastern) side of the highway.

SW of Broadview
I did not get to the second point until later that spring after doing the Lauderdale county high points.
I climbed the Lauderdale county highpoints going from west to east which meant I ended up at the intersection of US-51 & Dry Hill Rd when I was done.
Head east on TN-180 toward Gates, TN from US-51. Follow it through Gates and then stay on TN-88 when TN-180 turns south.
You will be on TN-88 for about 9.3 miles then turn left (north) on Robertson Rd.
Robertson Rd dead ends into Chestnut Bluff-Maury City Rd in 1.5 miles; turn left and go .4 mile to a small house on the south side of the road.
Park, knock on the door and ask permission to go up to the radio tower in the back yard.

Crockett Broadview 0480 ft 35.83774 -89.26403
Crockett Water tower 0480 ft 35.78232 -88.98322
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country



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