Ascent of PEI National Park High Point on 2012-10-10

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Muriel Everhart (Stayed behind)
Date:Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:PEI National Park High Point
    Location:Canada-Prince Edward Island
    Elevation:197 ft / 60 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the PEI high point, return to the 4-way junction to the NW and then take Route 264 (Fredericton Station Road) north to Highway 2 (1.8 miles) and then the busy Highway 2 east for 4 miles to Hunter River. Then turn north on Route 13 for 9 miles to a driveway to the left (no house visible). This is 1 mile before Route 13 ends in Cavendish near the Anne of Green Gables tourist site. Hike up the driveway for a short distance and then strike off west into woods and fields. I tried to avoid houses, and was able to do so easily. I followed a strip of trees across a big field to the far edge, where the north-south field edge marks the National Park boundary. The HP is the highest point along this boundary. A GPS is very helpful here to navigate to the right point.

This approach does cross private land, and you may want to inquire at nearby houses, but it is easy to avoid them for the most part (no signage). An alternate approach would be to hike along golf course fairways (part of the National Park) to the south end of the course, and then strike into the woods on overgrown roads the high point. This way is on National Park land the whole way, but you may have to pay a greens fee and could get hit by a golf ball.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Slayden
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