Brooke County High Point Trip Report
Date: August 19, 2000
Author: Michael Schwartz
1 1/2 miles south of Franklin (1372 ft) and
From the junction of WV 88 and WV 27, go south 1.0 miles on WV 88, and bear right onto McAdoo
Ridge Road (#24). Drive to crest and park in a faint pullout about 100 yards further at 1.8 miles. Just
beyond is a gated gravel road/driveway at mailbox #238-B. The gate is posted as a restricted area. I
bushwhacked straight up through the field to the 1360+ point, from which a mowed/cut path led NW over
the intermediate bump, then down to a cabin that looks like an occasional retreat. From the cabin, it's a
short walk up to BM Independence, next to a huge, lighted, metal cross. I walked down the driveway to
1 area 1 1/4 miles west of Bellview Campground (1360+ ft) on
USGS Independence Quadrangle
1 area with BM West Liberty located 1 mile north of West Liberty (1360+ ft)
Opposite the West Liberty Post Office on WV 88 is a sign for Apple Pie Ridge Road. Follow it north until
it passes the large microwave tower, turns sharply left, and approaches a knob just to the left of the road.
Use the opening in the fence (posted, but the landowner said OK) and the use path to the top.
Found the benchmark.