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Ascent of Campbell Hill on 2014-05-23

Climber: Christopher D'Aiuto

Date:Friday, May 23, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Campbell Hill
    Location:USA-Ohio
    Elevation:1549 ft / 472 m

Ascent Trip Report

It is sadly completely privately owned with no trails to use. One could road walk to start from a lower elevation though. If I did it again I'd start at the Mad River on Bus. US 33 and SR 540 and walk Bus. US 33 up.
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Started in the lower parking lot (N40 22.216 W83 43.209). No closed gates or security to worry about. Walked the sidewalk toward and then around administration building. Between it and a warehouse is the highpoint (N40 22.216 W83 43.209). Really nice park with flagpole, bench, state historic sign, survey marker, and a brick-housed register. A couple people came by for the highpoint while I was there. There is a bit of a view to the west, even with summer leaves. Probably better views in winter. Glad I finally made it.

Completed the experience by going south to Ohio Caverns, well worth the diversion. It truly is the most colorful cavern I've ever seen. Largest in the state, and amazing also for the huge amount of small stalactites and impressive lighting. Will make the trip out to the highpoint area more than worth it.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:43 ft / 13 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Highpoint Training Center
    Trailhead:1506 ft / 459 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes



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