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Ascent of Putnam County High Point on 2001-08-17

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Vi R.
Date:Friday, August 17, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Putnam County High Point
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:2060 ft / 627 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Putnam county highpoints are located near Interstate-40 a few miles east of the town of Monterey, but there is no exit from the interstate near the highpoint. Instead, we exited in Monterey and found a state highway (forget the number) that parallels Interstate-40 for 3 miles. The highway crosses Interstate-40 from south to north, then goes back to the south side a mile later.

It is at this second crossing that a smaller paved road runs parallel to Interstate-40. We turned onto this road, then turned left onto a gravel track road for half a mile. The road follows a barbed-wire fence and tree line, which is the county line. We eyeballed rises in the fence and tagged what we felt were the contenders. This detour cost us just twenty minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Drive up
    Trailhead:2060 ft / 627 m



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