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Ascent of Somerset County High Point on 2012-01-08

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Sunday, January 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Somerset County High Point
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:49 ft / 14 m

Ascent Trip Report

A walk in a plowed field and short bushwack ..... 250 yards, 50 minutes for the whole thing.

From the south end of Salisbury, at the intersection of hwy 13 and the East Bypass, we traveled south on 13 for 1.5 miles to a left turn on Flower Hill Church Road, 1.75 miles east to a T-junction and a left turn on Backbone Road, 1.37 miles to a second T-junction and a right turn on Meadow Bridge Road.

AREA 1
We drove south on Meadow Bridge Road .3 miles and parked the car, this was TH .... on the left is house #8454 and on the right (west) at 100 yards is a very small cemetery (in the middle of a plowed/bare field) on a north-south high ground.
I walked west to the cemetery then north-south 30 yards each way, all being fairly flat.

AREA 2
From Area 1 we drove south .87 miles to the Zion Cemetery on the left (west) side of the road. The PB coordinates puts the spot across the road (east) is an open field. North of this field are dense woods that has higher ground. I stomped the whole corner of the woods choosing a spot 10 yards from the road at GPS 38.26270, -75.60786.
It's been reported that the area north of where the power lines cross the road contends for the HP, I checked out this area on both sides of the road and I concluded the the highest ground in on the east side, north of house #8208 ..... at an obvious bump, my chosen spot was at GPS 38.26553,-75.60924, .22 miles north of the Zion Cemetery. I am guessing that this spot is the highest point of this County.

Next on the agenda is Worcester CoHP.

"NEVER TELL YOUR PROBLEMS TO ANYONE ..... 20% DON'T CARE AND THE OTHER 80% ARE GLAD YOU HAVE THEM."
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 1 m
    Elevation Loss:6 ft / 1 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:walk in a field and bushwack
    Trailhead:meadow bridge road  43 ft / 13 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:6 ft / 1 m
    Route:walk in a field and bushwack
    Trailhead:meadow bridge road  43 ft / 13 m



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