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Ascent of Talbot County High Point on 2005-08-06

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Talbot County High Point
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:80 ft / 24 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Talbot County highpoint was a 10-minute drive up the highway from the Dorchester County highpoint. We found ourselves on the east side of the city of Easton and followed a series of local roads toward the highpoint. For a description of the roads and directions, I followed Roy Wallen's report found on the www.cohp.org website. I parked at the highpoint of the road. Beth immediately looked at all the thick vegetation and decided she'd had enough of this nonsense and opted not to go in.

Me, I decided to go for it. The hike is trivial, just a few dozen feet south into the woods toward an obvious hump of land. Undergrowth was light but the leafbed was thick with logs and twigs. As usual, I went slow keeping an eye open for snakes.

I hiked back out to the car, spending five minutes at most on the journey. In the short time I was out I was completely saturated by the brutal humidity (How do people put up with this stuff all summer?). From here we drove west and spent a few hours walking the streets of the city of St. Michaels. Afterwards, we drove over the Bay Bridge into Annapolis to our hotel near the airport for our early morning flight back to Phoenix.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:75 ft / 22 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack



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