Ascent of Prince County High Point on 2012-10-10
|Date:||Wednesday, October 10, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||Car|
|Peak:||Prince County High Point|
| Location:||Canada-Prince Edward Island|
| Elevation:||110 m / 361 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the Confederation Bridge, drive east on the Trans Canada Highway, and after 5 miles take a ramp to Route 1A north. Drive north for about 3 miles, then turn right on Route 225 and stay on that road for 5 miles. Then turn right on County Line road and head south for about a mile to the highest rise on the road.
To your left is Queens County, and the high point of Prince County is to your right. Mike Schwartz in 2000 found highest ground at rise 75 feet to the west, but to me the highest hill seemed like it was about 500 feet from the road. I knocked on the door of a yellow frame house—its driveway provided access towards the high spot. A friendly elderly gentleman answered, and after telling him about my hobby, he allowed me to walk back to the slight rise in a grassy field. I chatted with him on way back to the car, and he told me that his son now lived in the red house just to the south, located on Mike’s rise. He said they took a few feet off that hill to build the house. He also said that he thought the Prince County high point was some further distance to the west, but the topo map says that is not possible and it didn’t look that way to me.
To me, the point in the field 500’ west of the road definitely felt like the high ground, higher than the area around the red house.
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| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
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