Ascent of Anne Arundel County High Point on 2013-10-23

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Visited 3 Areas all as per referenced TRS
Date:Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Anne Arundel County High Point
    Elevation:300 ft / 91 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used the Schwartz/Desrosiers/Lobdell TRs as my source of information. I visited all the 3 areas except for the one in Fort Meade ..... beside the access problem, my uderstanding is that it doesn't have to be visited.
This TR updates a few areas.

UNNAMED POINT 2200' EAST OF THE TV TOWER. ..... .3 miles RT.
When we arrived at Nipmunk Path cul-du-sac we were faced with a sign "Shipley Homestead, 101 Acre New Subdivision, Single Family Townhouses". Straight ahead is a left-right 30 yards wide band of woods, and beyond open land under construction some of which has been graded smooth.
The 300 foot contour appears to be gone. I walked to the north side highest ground (not necessarily Michael Schwartz's high ground), I didn't find the concrete slab but rather a number of loose rock slabs amid some grass/loose-dirt, all of which does not look natural to me ... appears to be man-made.
On the way I passed 4 small wooden stakes with elevation marks on them ... the nearest to the HP reading 277'. I guessed this spot to be 10+ feet below the highest point, also the HP will probably disappear as the work progresses.
When I came out I had a long chat with the lady raking leaves at #1925 (to the left of the cul-du-sac). She told me that earlier in the year there was a lot of activity in the area but the last few weeks nothing. She doesn't know if the cul-du-sac will be no more.
My guess is that this area is no longer a candidate high point.

I agree with others that the 300 foot closed contour is no longer, and this area is no longer a Candidate High Point Area.
However as far as the HP of the existing area is concerned, my choice differs from the others.
Based on my eye level, the high ground is about .3 miles further south at corner Red Clay/Andrew Court ..... in the mature woods southeast of this corner.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:visit to 3 areas
    Trailhead:280 ft / 85 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Route:visit to 3 areas
    Trailhead:280 ft / 85 m

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