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October 2004

High Points: Black Mountain, Kentucky

Look closely for the path to this high point.

Elevation: 4,145 feet

Summit:

Coal trucks barrel around the bends of KY 160, a precipitous two-laner, and more than a few cars roost in the trees far below. To find the turnoff, look for a bullet-riddled sign for the Federal Aviation Administration Long-Range Radar Facility. From road’s end, it’s a short uphill walk to the derelict lookout tower.

Contact: Cumberland Tourist and Convention Commission, (606) 589-5812

USGS Topo: Benham; Appalachia, VA

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