Ascent of Jay County High Point on 2012-03-10

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Saturday, March 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Jay County High Point
    Elevation:1121 ft / 341 m

Ascent Trip Report

A drive up on the State Line Road.

If you are approaching from the north I suggest you read John Hasch TR of 2007. We approached from the Ohio side.

From the Mercer-Darke Co Line at Hwy #49, we drove south on 49 for 1.6 miles to a right on Peters Road, 3.5 miles west to a left on the State Line Road, 1 mile south to the crest-of-the road where we parked the van.

To the left, on the Ohio side, are 2 USGS Markers about 50 yards apart "ZION No 1, 1932" and "ZION No 2, 1932", both embedded in a concrete base, but the southern taller-one toppled over.

The Jay CoHP is between the 2 BM, 15 yards east of the road in open harvested corn field, 5 feet higher than the road, my GPS 40.31665,-84.80381. The PB coordinates puts the spot on the road.

There is visual high ground to the southwest at abt 50 yards but my my not-too reliable eye-level told me that it's lower.

We drove a short distance north to Mercer CoHP in Ohio.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5 ft / 1 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5 ft / 1 m
    Route:beside the state line
    Start Trailhead:State Line Road  1116 ft / 340 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:beside the state line
    End Trailhead:State Line Road  1116 ft / 340 m

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