The plaque is missing...the one on the boulder at the summit is gone. Unless it was moved to the sign by the road, in which case disregard. Anyway, enjoyable drive and a little sun and rain. Had the summit to myself, which judging by the evidence of traffic might be a rare thing on a nice day.
Wow there was a ton of trash off the road all the way up the mountain. I'm really surprised the people that live at the base haven't cleaned it up a little more. I know it's not their responsibility, but this was just a trashy highpoint.
Something Should Be Done About This Place!!! Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007
After experiencing gorgeous weather and a nice drive, this State "Highpoint" was a letdown. Talk about LAME!!! The highpoint marker would be nicer if it were on some sort of fancy marker/ monument, rather than only a USGS marker on a small cylindrical piece of stone.
Side-Note: While traveling up the South Side Road, I encountered a couple of deerhunters who had just shot a large buck.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe