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Ascent of Henry County High Point on 2009-12-13

Climber: Tom Owen

Date:Sunday, December 13, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Henry County High Point
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:650 ft / 198 m

Ascent Trip Report

Henry county has four contours above 650 feet; three are easily accessible by the road but the last one is on private and unfriendly property.
I climbed Henry, Stewart and Montgomery county in a marathon day returning home for Christmas in late December. I left my girlfriend's apartment in Dyersburg, TN in the morning and drove east on TN-104 toward Trenton, TN and continued to Milan. In Milan, I turned north on US-79/TN-76 and went 36.5 miles to Paris, TN.
In Paris, I turned left onto US-641 (also TN-54) and went north 4.5 miles.
Turn right (east) on Rowe School Rd and bare right when it becomes Shankle Rd.
The first point is just south of the intersection of Shankle and Old Paris-Murray Rd in an over grown field.
Continue north on Old Paris-Murray Rd about 2 miles. One point is right at the intersection of this and Tan Yard Hill Rd. The other is on the other side of the road in a field a little further up the road.
The last point may be accessed by driving down Tan Yarn Hill Rd and then up a drive way at the bottom of the hill. On my trip, when I arrived at the house, I was immediately greeted by the homeowner who came outside and was not pleased that I had driven up his road. Also conspicuous was his Henry county sheriff’s car. He was not interested in my mission or his property's high point status and asked me to leave...QUICKLY. I am fairly sure I could see the contour from the end of his drive way but I was not able to visit it. Caution should be exercised when visiting this eastern most point.

ESE Gilliam Cemetery 0650 ft 36.40629 -88.28339
Henry - south 0650 ft 36.38600 -88.29741
WNW Gilliam Cemetery 0650 ft 36.41046 -88.29767
WNW Gilliam Cemetery 0650 ft 36.41306 -88.30476

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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country



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