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Ascent of Shelby County High Point on 2008-11-17

Climber: Tom Owen

Date:Monday, November 17, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shelby County High Point
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:430 ft / 131 m

Ascent Trip Report

There are five natural contours in Shelby county above 430 feet and one man made one that may be higher.
Fred Dale’s report is sufficient. I broke this one up into 2 days doing the northern points and Tipton county the first day and the southern and east ones the next.

Hagy’s Corner
Hagy’s corner is in the extreme north of Shelby county near the intersection of Rosemark and Tracey Rd in the ‘country’. From ‘civilization,’ one can either take TN-14/Austin Peay Hwy or US-51 north away from Memphis; either of these may be reached from I-269/TN-385.
I agree that the east side of road is higher than the White Oak Farm side.

Highway 72 area
This area is undergoing some construction/development.
Take Hwy 72 south from either Bill Morris Parkway (385) or downtown Collierville. There is a short driveway before the locked gate or on the Fayette count side of the line there is a large open field that looks as though it will soon be under development that one could park at.
The fence line is still the county line and while the gravel road was gated and locked, blocking access up the road but there was no fence blocking access to the field next to the road so park and walk around till satisfied.

Moore’s Cemetery
Two areas and Macon road at Fayette county line – There is some major construction here that could change things for Shelby county HP…
The west area is unchanged and the access lane is still there. Arriving at the east area though there is an over pass being constructed and depending on where the county line is exactly, there is a hill that clocks in at 450+ feet. It is east of the fence line of the property Fred Dale speaks of so it may be in Fayette county.
To reach these points from the interstate, take the newly constructed I-269 exit (#24A/B) south 7.5 miles to Macon Rd.

Davies Plantation
There is a sixth contour on an overpass of I-40 in the Lakeland area but this appears to be a man made part of the overpass on Davies Plantation Rd

Davies Plantation Rd 0430 ft 35.21757 -89.74758
Hagys Corner 0430 ft 35.40140 -89.76830
Hagy's Corner east 0430 ft 35.40033 -89.76618
Moore Cemetery east 0430 ft 35.15564 -89.63858
Moore Cemetery west 0430 ft 35.15666 -89.64383
Route 72 (Collierville) 0430 ft 35.00831 -89.64405

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack



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