Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Highpoint: Kentucky. Black Mountain (4139 ft). June 15, 2010

After spending a lovely couple of days at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia, it was time to pack up and tag Kentucky.

The highpoint of Kentucky is the peak of Black Mountain, and is on privately owned land. A waiver is required to drive/walk up the road; I made sure to download it from the web and mail it in before we left on our trip. I also carried a copy on my person, just in case.

Here's the sign one needs to look for when trying to find the way up...FAA En Route Radar..., right between the Welcome to Virginia and the Welcome to Kentucky signs along Route 160.

The road is narrow, luckily there were no other cars/trucks coming down at the time of our ascent.

We arrive at the summit...

Views at the top...

The marker is under the tower somewhere...

...perhaps under the fallen concrete...?

Though there aren't any nice views from the peak, the drive along Route 160 is nice...Alex took this picture not far from the "FAA En Route..." sign.

Next stop: North Carolina.

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