Ascent of Camden County High Point on 2008-12-10
|Date:||Wednesday, December 10, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Camden County High Point|
| Location:||USA-New Jersey|
| Elevation:||219 ft / 66 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI parked in the nearest cul-de-sac off of Simsbury Dr.. It was bordered by the woods I wanted to enter, and a half built home. There was other construction equipment parked in the cul-de-sac., although none of it looked recently used and the house did not appear to have recent work done on it. I entered the woods on a trail that obviously saw much ATV use. i initially went the wrong way off of the trail - east instead of west in search of the high point - but my GPS straightened me out. After a short, but semi difficult bushwhack, I arrived near the given coordinates, and they appeared true. As I was ready to depart, I saw something out of the corner of my eye - low and behold, it was a "witness" sign for an actual benchmark from the USGS. Wow - for a meager 210 foot county highpoint. Cool. Took a picture. I truly was in the middle of a bushwhack from whatever direction one would approach. It would be very difficult to locate without a GPS. One state HP (DE) and three county HP's in one day. Not bad.
Mext day: I just learned that I need to cisit another area to bag this highpoint. Will update when complete.
Today, 12-20-08, I visited the 2nd area required to "bag" Camden County, on Tenby Chase Drive, at house # 14 - front lawn. I was considering knocking on the front door, but I was in a rush. I did a quick walk up the lawn to high landscaped area and returned to my car to continue my XMAS shopping.
|Summary Total Data|
| Trailhead:||Simsbury Drive cul-de-sac |
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds|
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