This was the first stop in my journey to summit the 48 contiguous US High Points before I turn 40. My wife and I made a long weekend trip, visiting Tallahassee and other areas in northwest Florida while visiting Britton Hill and checking this first location off my list.
Pro Tip: Beware of cat!
My very first state to "high point". Got confused, was expecting a USGS marker like on mountains, but only the small stone monument denotes it. If you're ever driving I-10, easy detour during a trip
This is Florida. I flew into Memphis. I then proceeded on a 1,955-mile road trip through the southern states to bag the highpoints in MO, AR, LA, FL, AL, and MS. Here is FL, highpoint number 21/51 for me and ranked 51/51. This is a drive-up highpoint. There is parking for 25 cars. During the entire time, I was there not one vehicle passed in either direction. The highpoint is well represented. It has clean restrooms and a lovely picnic area with gazebos.
Did a Tough Mudder during the day, then drove to this highpoint. Simple park, walk a short distance to the marker. Similar to Hoosier Hill, Indiana.
Alone on an early morning. Nothing much to see. Bugs were bad. It doesn't get any "lower" than this.
Another high point
Did it on the the way down to Panama City Just to check off Florida's high point
May be a joke of a peak, but a peak is a peak and I plan to climb all of them :D
On our way back from a family trip to Florida from Texas we hit this HP. We decided to leave FL late at night and drive till we got tired. All of us got out of the car and shivered in the cold air while blinded by the car's beams to take a sleepy photo by the HP sign and marker.
Highpoint # 33 for me, and HP # 1 for my 3-yr old son, who got attacked by fire ants close to the monument. A small price to pay!
Irma wasn't letting us enjoy the beach, so chose today to hit up Britton. HP#6 for the wifey.
The whole family bagged this state highpoint
11:29 am. On a 3 week RV trip. Hit 4 state highpoints. Dogs in tow. Had the "summit" all to ourselves. Wow... this one is way off in the boondocks. Nice little park though. We have passed by the exit (off of I-10) at least half dozen times but we couldn't take the time to nab this highpoint. Finally planned it into our trip and got it.
Good thing I brought my Gore-Tex to this one, since I had to force my way through a line of sprinklers to reach the high point. Nice display, Florida. :)
After Georgia and South Carolina I drive straight down here immediately after. The north face was 6 grueling pitches of WI 6 and M11. I was eventually able to make it up death trap couloir to the summit. Avalanche conditions were high.
1 a.m. pull up. Heard dogs barking and getting closer. Was convinced "they" had finally come to kill me.
Part of 2,000 mile solo trip from Ohio grabbing Mississippi and Alabama highpoints as well.
Hard to think of this as a HP but it counts. Florida takes pride in their HP (the lowest of the US). A nice park with amenities and clean even in February when we were the only ones there.
My 30th HP; climbed on January 1st, 2010. Actually, I had trouble finding Florida's highpoint. Everything is flat in Florida. Florida's highpoint is the lowest of the 50 high points, but still counts. Drove over 1500 miles in 3 days.
Part 1 of an overcaffeinated road trip of 4800 miles from Utah at Thanksgiving!