Ascent of Ebright Azimuth on 2005-08-04

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Beth
Date:Thursday, August 4, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ebright Azimuth
    Elevation:450 ft / 137 m

Ascent Trip Report

My wife and I were "in the area" so we drove to the highpoint so she could visit it. It would be my second visit. I expected we'd be here for just a few minutes, but then we heard a woman's voice calling out for us, "yoo-hoo", that sort of thing. She introduced herself as Doreen Kupczyk (or something like that). She was the self-appointed historian of the highpoint.

Apparently, she bought a home nearby to enjoy her retirement years, then noticed all these tourists visiting the Ebright Azimuth sign, so she took it upon herself to learn about the area. She greets anyone who comes by and has them sign her book. She gave us a history of the highpoint and even took our photo for us. She also showed us the highest USGS brass marker in Delaware that is in the dirt near a sidewalk across the street from the sign. It had been covered by the sidewalk crews years ago and she led an effort to have a small piece of the sidewalk cut away to expose the marker.

She also told us to check out some buildings northwest of the field, which we did. We walked all around the field and into the trailer park, and even entered into Pennsylvania briefly. What we planned for a 10-minute tag-and-run visit turned into a nice 40 minutes of northern Delaware history. Make sure you get Doreen's attention. She is a very kind and sweet woman and you will definitely enjoy your Delaware experience much better.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:13 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:437 ft / 133 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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