Ohio

16 September 2015

There’s something to be said for being the biggest fish in a small pond. You may not be all that great (or even good) on a global scale, but in a small enough sample size, you can be the buzz of the whole town. Campbell Hill, standing 1500 feet above sea level, was the joy of Bellefontaine, Ohio. A few businesses around the area sported titles containing the words “Hi-Point.” I found this comical at first, seeing as the low hill should be nothing to write home about. As I passed a sign that informed me I was driving on the first concrete road in America, I saw that Bellefountaine was a proud little town. After a couple days in the unkempt Appalachians, Cody and I found the place refreshing.

 

I must say, despite the low elevation and unassuming nature of the highpoint, Campbell Hill was certainly the best maintained. The plaque at the top of the hill was well-constructed and informative, providing an interesting tidbit of military history. There was a flagpole and mailbox register. There were even a couple of benches overlooking the surrounding farmland. As I watched the sun set over the grey March sky, the highpoint found a niche in my heart. It was a beautiful place well-deserving of Bellefontaine’s pride.

 

Campbell Hill. 1550 ft / 472 m. 3 March 2014.

 

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