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Ascent of Liberty County High Point on 2011-03-10

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Thursday, March 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Liberty County High Point
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:140 ft / 42 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drive up on a sand road to an Army Facility.

From the McIntosh County HP we found our way to Glennville, the stop light at hwy intersection 301/144. We turned right and traveled east on 144 for 7.5 miles to a sand road on the left, large tree painted "FS33" with arrow and yellow ribbons. You are in Fort Stewart and this whole area is/was(?) training grounds for the army
On the drive east on 144 you pass through an open gate "Fort Stewart Control Point", numerous signs "US Army, Welcome to Fort Stewart, incoming personnel report to post at 15 miles ahead", "Tank Crossing at Mile 3".

We drove the sand road as its winds its way generally north for 6.3 miles to a roundabout, passing under a pedestrians overpass just before arriving. This is a good road in dry conditions, however not the case today ... due to the overnight rains and spitting rains of today, it was very wet/slippery and somewhat dangerous, had to drive really slow. Got out of there with one muddy van.

The turnabout is at the large community center of the Army's training facilities, all you see old abandoned buildings/vehicles (church, 3 story apartments, etc.). Did not see one human, or one sign on the drive in (sort of weird for an Army facility).

I chose my highpoint in the center of the turnabout at a monument 32.01461, 81.82438. PB puts the spot at a lower elevation. We were thankful to get out of there safe (and not in a ditch) and not being stopped by some Army Type.

"HIKERS DO IT ON THE WOODS."
Summary Total Data
    Route:drive up on sand road fs33
    Trailhead:CR144  
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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