Torreya Challenge Tract High Point, Florida
Prominence: 20 ft, 6 m
Elevation: 270 feet, 82 meters
True Isolation: 0.04 mi, 0.06 km
|Peak Type||Unnamed High Point|
|Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)||30° 33' 54'' N, 84° 54' 43'' W|
30.565088, -84.911849 (Dec Deg)
|County/Second Level Region||Liberty|
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2014-05-18 by William Musser
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|The true highpoint of the Torreya State Park can be debated. On the USGS map, the original park boundary, the western half along the Apalachicola River clearly indicates the HP at elevation 270 plus near the paved road entrance to the park. The large section of the park connected by a small chunk of land that connects sections 15 and 16 opens up another large area of hiking trails and ravines to the east between Rockyville Road and and essentially Rock Creek. This large area is called the "Torreya Challenge Tract" and is used primarily as a backwoods hiking, running area with wonderfully maintained and marked trails.|
There are several candidate highpoints on this side of the park as well all in the 265 to 270 elevation range. To the north near Rich Hardy Road West is pine bluff at 265 plus. Between section 14 and 15 is a USGS spot elevation at 262. Just east of that spot elevation is a tiny closed contour at 270 in the Torreya Challenge Primitive Camp. This is the highest contour currently within park boundaries on the east section of the park. The closed contour is so small relative to the 270 plus on the historic west side of the park that one would expect the true HP to be the one to the west called the Torreya State Park HP (near Logan Hill). It should be noted that other candidate elevations on hills and knolls on the south side of the Torreya Challenge tract are either 260 plus OR just outside the current park tract boundaries on private land. All of there areas appear to top out at approximately 270 plus as well.
Thus, if one wants to hit both state park highpoints they can enjoy hiking two separate rigorous ravine circuits that will are about 6 to 7 miles round trip each and have plenty of vertical gain for those that have never seen any steep or deep topographic relief in Florida.
The next highest nearest neighbors are the hills to the south and south west and the bluff directly to the east north east by Rock of Will Church that reach 280. The connecting saddle is thus, only 250+ heading NE. Thus, there is really no prominence from this HP.
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