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Ascent of Kent County High Point on 2012-12-09

Climber: David Darby

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kent County High Point
    Location:USA-Delaware
    Elevation:80 ft / 24 m

Ascent Trip Report

Late fall, on a rainy Sunday is definitely the best time to grab all these points. The fields are clear, and there is a good chance the homeowners are home to grant permission. I got lucky and did them all in a single day. Here's my info and order:

#7 - Parked on Hartley Rd at the abandoned liquor store and walked across the street into the field.
UTM 18: 439709E 4335343N / 39.1652162617394,-75.6978896287166

#6 - Drove out Joys way (this appears to be a driveway at the beginning, but there appears to be a park or conservation land out toward the end of the dirt road). Parked near the ditch and walked to #6 and #1.
UTM 18: 439711E 4336028N / 39.1713885423474,-75.6979274819537

#1 - (see #6)
UTM 18: 429420E 4335788N / 39.1692058142433,-75.7012744906788

#5 - Parked on Crystal Rd. The driveway was empty, so I walked up and back to the highest point.
UTM 18: 438991E 4335198N / 39.1638596744188,-75.7061870814826

#3 - Drove in the driveway and knocked on the door at the house to gain access (OK). Walked out in to field.
UTM 18: 436726E 4336204N / 39.1727622439601,-75.7324968087069

#4 - On the way out the driveway from #3, stopped and walked across the field to the high point.
UTM 18: 437452E 4336165N / 39.1724633770504,-75.7240892350161


#2 - Parked on Judith rd near Dinas Corner intersection. This one seemed odd to me. This location right near the road (39.1923226117849,-75.6668809392453) seemed higher to me (measured 69' on my GPS), than the marked location (68'). Walked out past the abandoned house to the high spot in the field.
UTM 18: 442410E 4338331N / 39.1923226117849,-75.6668809392453


#10 - Parked on Jordan drive, and walked into the side yard. Noone seemed to be around.
UTM 18: 438635E 4348163N / 39.2806533906312,-75.711485889566

#8 - Parked on Longridge road and stepped up the embankment and walked a few feet to the north to the point.
UTM 18: 438633E 4348327N / 39.2821309257097,-75.7115240265089

#9 - Drove in the shared driveway south of Longridge rd. Turned around in the driveway - highpoint is right there.
UTM 18: 438638E 4348254N / 39.2814772609909,-75.7114648818969

#11 - Drove over and parked on Deer Antler Rd. The shoulder SE of the road
UTM 18: 439231E 4348154N / 39.2806143239455,-75.7045753493277
appeared to be higher the marked point NW, so I stomped them both.
UTM 18: 439202E 4348154N /

#12 - Drove down Antler Rd a little way and parked at the field access pull off. Easy walk out into the field.
UTM 18: 439261E 4348442N / 39.2832072366668,-75.7049375717131

#13 - Drove over and parked on Holletts Corner Rd in front of Don's house. Don was sleeping, but his daughter graciously granted me permission to visit the area. This HP is located right in Don's front yard.
UTM 18: 439167E 4349839N / 39.2957920611697,-75.705469650191

#20 - Drove down the road slightly and parked at the pull off that accesses the field. Walked out to the field to the obvious high point:
UTM 18: 439279E 4349951N / 39.2968090693996,-75.7041810074297

#14 - Drove in Bob's driveway. Happen to catch Bob driving out and asked him for permission. He graciously granted and told me he used to have a sign where the HP was located (now just a post).
UTM 18: 439280E 4349750N / 39.2949980861026,-75.7041512685059

#15 - From Bob's driveway, walked through some trees into the field and then up to the HP.
UTM 18: 439353E 4349653N / 39.2941292124424,-75.7032960251949

#17 - Drove over to a neighbors house (4474 I think), and pulled in the driveway. I meet the nicest, friendliest yellow lab there. I played tag with him for a second, then knocked on the door. The owner granted me permission to walk around the back area.
UTM 18: 439707E 4349488N / 39.2926672536526,-75.6991763462596

#18 - Continued my march in to the back yard.
UTM 18: 439672E 4349361N / 39.2915205159348,-75.6995708016581

#19 - Continued my march in to the back territory. This HP is now inside a horse pen (no horses though today).
UTM 19: 439701E 4349240N / 39.2904322980995,-75.6992236942039

#16 - Marched further across some back yards (past a shooting range) to the last HP.
UTM 18: 439370E 4349442N / 39.2922292463673,-75.7030798831502

Drove to house on Barclay Rd. The ground right next to the highway seemed higher than indicated point - I stomped it first. Then I drove into the drive and saw the large "Keep Out" sign in the window. The high point is marked as the end of the drive anyway, so I turned the car around and left.


Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast



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