Ascent of Peterborough County High Point on 2012-08-14

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peterborough County High Point
    Elevation:434 m / 1424 ft

Ascent Trip Report

An easy hike on a southbound woods track with a short bushwack ..... 2.8km, 1 hour RT.

This our first hiking day of a 10day County High Pointing (plus Misc Peaks) trip to Central Ontario. We had originally planned 18 days, it was cut short by car trouble.

We left home early for the long drive to this area and found our way to the Hamlet of Apsley. From the Hwy intersection 28/602 we drove north on 28 for 9.8km to a left (west) on Eels Lake Road where we continued/followed the driving/hiking directions in Derek Standen's TR ..... which led me directly to the summit, but not without some doubt. See Derek's TR, my purpose here is to clarify/had a few details.

At .5km Derek makes a right at a second fork, my GPS here read 44.86070,-78.18695. I Stayed left at the first fork 70M before this one (I got confused here and went right to a small cabin and beyond).
I stayed right at this second fork on the lesser track and in 40M stayed left on an overgrown track (a large downed tree across the track), which heads/snakes generally south to a height of land west of the summit area ...... Always stay on the main track which in places is badly overgrown, most of the route is flat and all of the elevation gain is in the last 250M to the height-of-land.

At the height-of-land I turned (left) southeast and climbed on a short track for 40M before bushwacking another 100+M to the summit area ..... open with a lot of nice rock outcrop, no views.

I found the obvious HP to my left, the rock outcrop just in front of a tree with 2 yellow flags (tied a la Derek ??? pretty sure). I added my orange flag plus I built a small cairn on the spot. My GPS read 44.85435,-78.18536.

On the way out as I neared my van a couple was out walking their dog, they live in the area and were not aware of this HP. He is into ATVing and said he'd go to it one day.

We are off to the Algonquin Provincial Park for a campsite and tomorrow's climb to Nipissing CoHP.


Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:57 m / 187 ft
    Distance:2.8 km / 1.7 mi
    Route:woods track/bushwack sb from west eels lake rd
    Trailhead:west eels lake rd/fire rte 72  377 m / 1237 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack

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