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Ascent of Baltimore County High Point on 2013-10-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Can't Find ClimberID br
Date:Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baltimore County High Point
    Location:USA-Maryland/Pennsylvania
    Elevation:960 ft / 292 m

Ascent Trip Report

A drive to the Mason-Dixon Line.

I found my way to the PA/MD (Mason-Dixon Line) on Middletown Road per the different reports. This reports adds my visit's findings, however its accuracy is questionable.

I went to the white house #5951 (old Notary Public) on the west side of the road, sign reads "CLOSED" but an elderly lady answered the door. According to her, the building is all in PA and the State Line is 10 feet south of the house (She pointed to the spot, it lines up with a guard rail on the opposite (east) side of the road. The Line is lower than the ground around her house however one needs to ask "What is natural here".

I next went to the first house (red brick, #21716) in MD (south of #5951). The elderly gentleman in his pjs did not know that this area was the COHP, we walked the area between the 2 houses. He confirmed the State Line location and he owns the land to the Line, apparently a concrete State Line Pedestal has been vandalized/removed. Of the 4 water wells drilled in this area, only one is active.

I walked all of the high ground around Notary Public in order to ensure "the" HP
However if my 2 sources are right then my eye sight told me that "the" HP is in the area 30 yards west of the road just south of the State Line (assuming all is natural .... well drilling, house/road construction).

????? I note that my information for the State Line location does not correspond with the different reports and/or the Topo Map. Its noted that the 2 houses do not have the same number series.


"DON'T THINK YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRAIL JUST BECAUSE IT'S A WELL-BEATEN PATH."
Summary Total Data
    Route:drive up on middletown road
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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