Ascent of Adams County High Point on 2013-05-08

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Adams County High Point
    Elevation:5665 ft / 1726 m

Ascent Trip Report

Exit I-70 at 290 for Gun Club Road (which doesn't require a toll), then get on the frontage road south of the interstate and go east. Turn left on Powhaton Road, then turn right on E 26th and drive to the crest. On Powhaton Road I had to cross the railroad tracks and a construction man lifted the cross arm over his head to let me through. The cross arms were down because of a coal train parked 100' down the track. Once on the crest on E 26th, I got out and walked the margins of the road bed on both sides. It appeared to me that the north side of the road was higher, so I stepped into the field a few rows. The farmhouse does appear to be higher initially, however when I used the road surface to sight it, it occured to me that the depression in between the two points gives the impression of prominence due to the slope up to the other point. I believe E 26th was the true highpoint if it is not just a little ways north into the field. There was construction on this road to fix the telephone poles and birds were singing in the rain. This highpoint does not offer a great sense of accomplishment.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2 ft / 0 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2 ft / 0 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:2 ft / 0 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Start Trailhead:5667 ft / 1727 m
    Time:1 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way out:2 ft / 0 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    End Trailhead:5667 ft / 1727 m
    Time:2 Minutes

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