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Ascent of Ebright Azimuth on 2016-09-18

Climber: Chris Gordon

Date:Sunday, September 18, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ebright Azimuth
    Location:USA-Delaware
    Elevation:442 ft / 134 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived in the early morning. Nice to beat the heat on what would eventually be a very hot and muggy day. The big Ebright Azimuth sign is very easy to spot, being located on Ebright Road directly across from where Ramblewood Drive runs into Ebright Road. I parked on Ramblewood Drive. Very little traffic in the morning so it was nice to not have to deal with too many cars at this location

I figured since I was here, I might as well run around a bit and try to get to the other points of interest around Ebright Azimuth, i.e., the other accessible benchmark (not the one the is supposedly under the mobile home, but the one along the "private road") and the actual highpoint somewhere inside the trailer park within the 450' contour on the map.

The other benchmark is located along Winterset Road a few hundred feet down from where it meets Ebright Road. There is an old stone house on the left side of the road, which seems to serve as the offices for the Winterset Farms trailer park, and the marker is located right in front of the house next to the road. On a street map, there is a very noticeable "hump" in the road, with Winterset Loop directly below the hump. The marker is located at the top of the hump on the map.

I also jogged through the trailer park to explore the 450' contour line area. According to the map, the 450' contour lies just south of Turf Road, with both Alpha Drive and Sulky Road bisecting the closed contour. The center of the 450' contour appears to the area between Alpha and Sulky. As you walk into this area, it definitely feels like you have walked up a few more feet. I jogged along both streets, and found that on Sulky Road, on the west side of the street (the side closest to the middle of the 450' contour) one of the trailer park pads was empty. So I walked on to the pad, briefly looked for a benchmark (could not find it though I did not look very hard at all), and then departed. I didn't want to be too disturbing of the residents. This empty pad does seem like the area that is pretty much in the middle of the 450' contour. That's probably the best that anyone could hope for in terms of standing on the "actual" highpoint.

And with that, my adventure on the roof of Delaware was complete.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Ebright Road
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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