Ascent of Huntington County High Point on 2007-05-04

Climber: John Hasch

Date:Friday, May 4, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Huntington County High Point
    Elevation:920 ft / 280 m

Ascent Trip Report

Friday, 5/4/2007

0.0 Intersection of I 69 with IN 218 – head west on IN 218
6.3 Intersection with IN 9 – continue west
6.7 Intersection with IN 105 – continue west
7.7 Intersection with Wabash CR 800E (the Huntington/Wabash county line) - turn left (south)
8.7 Grant-Huntington-Wabash tri-county intersection
9.0 Rise for Area 2 - near the Grant/Huntington county line

I was training in the southwest part of Fort Wayne today, and the session was expected to end at 3:30-4:00. The weather was clear and warm, so this was a great opportunity to visit some of the nearby counties southwest of town.

I left the training class parking lot and immediately got on the interstate. This carried me south to within 10 miles of the Huntington County HP’s. I traveled to the Huntington – Wabash – Grant tri-county point because the two Huntington County high contours are located near a group in Wabash County at this same intersection. Huntington and Wabash County share a common border and a common HP contour, 920+ ft.

The area nearest the intersection appeared to be the highest. I left my car and wandered over the apparent highest ground. As the land went farther north and east, the elevation dropped off until it approached a farmhouse that lies NNE of the tri-county intersection. The land there looked very similar in elevation, and future visitors to the area should evaluate that land as well. The topo map says that land is 910+ ft, so I understand why they appear to have similar elevations.

Area 2 can be found just east of this intersection less than ½ mile away. Drive until you reach a slight rise in the road, pull over, and hike across the faint high spot. Area 1 definitely has the higher ground in my opinion. Turn around and return through the intersection to the nearby HP’s of Wabash County.
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