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Ascent of King William County High Point on 2006-07-28

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Friday, July 28, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:King William County High Point
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:210 ft / 64 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Goose Hill Road, we drove back to Interstate-95, then south, then exited onto highway VA-30, taking the same exit for the King's Dominion Amusement Park. We drove 9 miles east along VA-30, and passed into King William County, which put us near the tiny settlement of Calno, which is a general store at a road junction, and scattered homes and farm fields. The area is pretty, and very rural.

The map shows two small 210-foot contours set inside one large 200-foot contour that encompasses much of the junction area and lands west and north of the junction. There would be some walking required but not too much. Beth opted to sit this one out.

We parked at the general store, and I took off on a short walk south on Calno Road, walking about 400 feet and passing homes on the west side of the road (and corn on the east side). One 210-foot contour is immediately off the road somewhere here, but nothing looked higher than anywhere else, although berms with mature trees sat on some high ground just a few feet off the road. I made an educated guess, tagged a few spots and trees, and returned to the car, total time out about 20 minutes. I was soaked.

For the other 210-foot area, we drove west on VA-30 to where the road rose to a soft apex. I parked off the road in a gravel pullout, and crossed to the south side to a well-hidden, very old logging road cut. Reports said to go in this road a few hundred feet until one "sensed" a rise. This I did. Surprisingly the undergrowth on this road wasn't too dense. I went in for about 5 minutes. Any rises I "sensed" were minor.

I spent a few minutes futzing around. There was no way I was going to enter into the hopelessly thick brush with its snakes and ticks. I was quickly back to the car and we were on our way. The whole journey off the interstate took 45 minutes, and I lost about 5 pounds in sweat alone.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:205 ft / 62 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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