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Ascent of Accomack County High Point on 2017-05-29

Climber: David Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, May 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Accomack County High Point
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:60 ft / 18 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started at the gate to the pasture, near spot elevation 53. That may have been a mistake, and Fred Lobdell's route better. I hiked across the pasture to the left rear corner, then along the ridge past the buildings. I noted two artificial earth heaps and touched their tops. I was perhaps 100 ft. from the right rear corner when the owner drove up in his car to ask if I was lost. I told him what I was doing and that I was done and would leave now. (Well, not quite, but for him I was 'done' and would forego the rest.) He calmed down a little, affirmed that about here is the highest, and that four weeks earlier a lawyer from Fayetteville AR, in Washington DC for business, had come out to this pasture for the same purpose.

The ground rises very subtly. I did not bring my GPS with me hence did not mark any GPS waypoints at the earthheaps or verify that I got into the highest 60' closed contour. While driving back home I thought that maybe one of those earthheaps is the 60' closed contour. If so then there are at least 11 more 55' closed contours that would be candidates for the highest point - what fun! (Looking at the map since then, I am inclined to think the 60' closed contour is southeast of the two earthheaps.)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7 ft / 2 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7 ft / 2 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7 ft / 2 m
    Start Trailhead:Road to airport, near 53' spot elevation  53 ft / 16 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7 ft / 2 m
    End Trailhead:same as start point  53 ft / 16 m



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