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Ascent of Worcester County High Point on 2019-06-22

Climber: Josh Carlson

Date:Saturday, June 22, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Worcester County High Point
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:60 ft / 18 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just an add on for the Sand Road sections on this county. There are a lot of private expensive looking homes on Sand Road now as David mentioned in his report and I could find no one home on my arrival. Fortunately I found a state forest option. Go back to the Furnace town site. Across the street (west) of the Furnace site on Millville Road there is a trailhead and sandy parking area. There is an information kiosk and free trail maps. The south section of the Yellow Furnace Loop is what you will be taking. There are side trails that head to the south from the Loop trail. I took the third one on the left that was heading southwestly. They aren't marked from the trail but they are listed on the trail map. If you reach the junction with the Orange Furnace loop trail you've gone too far. The trail map had contour lines that matched my topo and showed that the offshoot trail split the two candidates. It's a very subtle rise (as all Delmarva points seem to be other than maybe Iron Hill and Cape Henlopen) but once I started to get a bit of gain I wandered to the left and right of the trail trying to find the highest spots. I wandered around in the trees til I felt it was good and went back. It's a lot more hiking than doing it from Sand Road, but it's a legal alternative if you can't find the owners of the houses on Sand Road. Plus as my last candidate to hit in the Delmarva peninsula, it was a fun nature finish to an area of the country that is mostly just bean field highpoints.
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