Ascent of Norfolk County High Point on 2017-03-16

Climber: Derek Standen

Date:Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Norfolk County High Point
    Elevation:912 ft / 277 m

Ascent Trip Report

"The High Point is located in a cornfield, accessible only after the harvest season with the Owner's permission, as is the case with the great majority of these Southwest Ontario High Points."

I had left the Elgin CoHP(s) and made my way east on on County Road / Ostrander Road. After 30.5 km, I turned left (north) on Windham Line for 2.6 km and than turn right (east) on Windham Road 3 and drove for another 1.1 km. I turned right at house #146 and pulled into the driveway. I was greeted by a pack of large dogs and shortly afterwards their owners walked out from behind the garage to see who had arrived. I introduced myself and the reason for my visit to the owner Ron Lee, who was well aware of the high point thanks to a previous CoHPer visit (Ben Lostracco). He gave me permission to visit the high point, but gave me instructions to stay clear of the large shed complex to the east of the hilltop because of the need to prevent livestock contamination. I agreed with his conditions and set off.

I drove 600 meters east on Windham Road 3 and turned left (north) onto a gravel driveway signed "Lee Ridge Pork". I parked beside the driveway just before the gates/sign at the loading area. I walked up the driveway 260 meters and then turned left onto a grassy path leading northwest up to a fence line and the ridge. Once at the fence line I followed it north to the high point which was 40 meters east of the fence line in the field. I noticed a second candidate high point at (N42 58.014 W80 31.105) just to the southwest and decided to investigate it.
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    Route Conditions:
Open Country
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