Ascent of Itawamba County High Point on 2013-01-19

Climber: Tom Owen

Date:Saturday, January 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Itawamba County High Point
    Elevation:660 ft / 201 m

Ascent Trip Report

Itawamba county has eight contours over 660 feet, all very near the Alabama state line.

To reach them from US-78, take MS-25 north from exit 108 20 miles until it intersects CR-78/Ridge Rd.
There are four contours on or near Ridge Road.

The first two are south of the road about a third of a mile east of a large cemetery. They were in an open field that seemed like it had been scraped away by construction. By sight, they both appear lower than the area by the water tank to the east.
The water tank area is accessed of off Chicken House Rd in a cotton field. The high point of this large contour appears to be in the southwest corner. By sight, this contour appears to be higher than the other large contour across the street.
The largest contour stretches across Snake Smith Rd and encompasses two large houses with prominent, unfriendly trespasser signs. I took my pictures roadside and continued south to the last points in this area.

Further south on Snake Smith Rd, Red Clay Church of Christ is host to another contour that seems to have been scraped away during construction. The location of the 660+ foot contour is definitely lower than the 640+ foot contour on the road. The last point here is in some woods behind a house north of the road. No one was home except some unfriendly looking dogs so I circled around from the south. More walking, but less puncture wounds.

The last two points are further east, a stone’s throw from the state line. One is north of Ridge Road, one id south.
The northern one is a short way down a gated dirt road in a stand of trees.
The southern one is easily reached by skirting the property of the large house west of the contour along a pipe line. There is a rough dirt road that runs along the elongated contour.

On to Alabama and south to Monroe county, Mississippi.

Itawamba Alice Hall Rd - north 660+ feet 34.44771 -88.17318
Itawamba Alice Hall Rd - south 660+ feet 34.44645 -88.17513
Itawamba Alice Hall Rd - west 660+ feet 34.44746 -88.17668
Itawamba Chicken House Rd 660+ feet 34.44181 -88.16127
Itawamba near Alabama state line 660+ feet 34.44387 -88.15943
Itawamba Ridge Rd - east 660+ feet 34.44838 -88.17140
Itawamba Ridge Rd - west 660+ feet 34.44861 -88.17391
Itawamba Ridge Rd - west 660+ feet 34.44879 -88.17528
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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