Ascent of Hampton Mountain on 2009-07-27

Climber: Tom Owen

Date:Monday, July 27, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hampton Mountain
    Elevation:2020 ft / 615 m

Ascent Trip Report

Overton county’s highpoints are three rather non-descript areas, only one of which has a slight view.
The contours are north of Monterey at either exit 300 or 301 from I-40

Take TN-164 ENE out of Monterey for 1.3 miles
Then turn left on to Buckner Rd for 1.2 miles to the first contour on the left. There are the remains of a trailer here and a small view through the trees to the northwest is as good as it gets. This point is right on the county line.
The next point is about a tenth of a mile further down on Ridge Rd in someone’s back yard. It was 8:00 on a Sunday morning so I didn’t pay them a visit

The other point is reached by turning off of Buckner on to Ridge Rd (going downhill at this point). Follow Ridge Rd until you find a suitable place to park and begin bushwhacking back up hill. I saw no signs but based on driving exploration of the area the HP is probably in the back yard of who ever lives at the end of Hampton Ln. As Darryl Montgomery said there is not much a view from here.

One may also take exit 301 to reach Putnam county’s highpoint which is only a few miles in the other direction

Overton Hampton Mtn 2020 ft 36.18054 -85.24217
Overton Ridge Rd - north 2020 ft 36.17263 -85.24826
Overton Ridge Rd - south 2020 ft 36.17177 -85.24979
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack

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