Ohio County High Point Trip Report

Date: August 20, 2000
Author: Michael Schwartz

3 areas 1/2 and 1/4 miles north of Sand Hill School (1420+ ft)

From Exit 11 on I-70, go south about 5 miles on Dallas Pike (county routes 41 and 43) to the junction with Limestone-Dallas Road (#7). Go west on CR 7 for 1.7 miles to fork. Bear right onto Stone Church Road (#11), which crests at 2.1 miles. High ground is in the backyard of the house on the left. Continue to the 2.5 mile point and a sharp right reverse fork onto Oklahoma Road. This gives easy access to both points on private property.

1 area 1 mile southwest of West Alexander (1420+ ft)

Take exit 1 off I-70 in PA to West Alexander, PA. Turn left onto Main Street, and go 1 mile to where Main Street bears right and downhill. Continue straight ahead onto Highland and follow for another 0.8 miles to a gravel driveway at the base of the hill with multiple towers. Walk up driveway, which has latched (not locked) gate half-way up. Water tank on summit, which has been extensively modified by construction since the last USGS station recovery in 1963. No sign of bench or reference marks.

Notes: The directions to the hill in the USGS data sheet are misleading, since the post office has moved. I saw two rafters of wild turkeys, including a tom, hens, and chicks, opposite the gravel driveway.