Ascent of Campbell Hill on 2015-03-18

Climber: Brian Molloy

Date:Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Campbell Hill
    Elevation:1549 ft / 472 m

Ascent Trip Report

Campbell Hill Ohio:
The next stop along the way was the Ohio State highpoint of Campbell Hill. This highpoint was another drive up and was located on the Campus of a school. The bonus was that it was only about a two hour drive from Hoosier hill so they were both easily completed in the same day. The only problem I had is that I started the morning in Missouri so I was burning daylight pretty quick and didn't want to get to Campbell hill after dark. When I left the Indiana highpoint it was already 4 PM so I was cutting it close. I pulled into Bellefontaine, Ohio right before 6 PM and I got a little lost trying to find the exact highpoint. I had again plugged Campbell hill into my Iphone and it brought me near the hill but instead to a "Highpoint recycling center". It took me a few minutes to find the campus of the Career Center, but once I found it it was easy to locate the highpoint. Really once you hit the campus all you need to do is head uphill and look for a flagpole, you can't miss it.

This was another one of the "flatland Highpoints" but again despite being an unremarkable hill the town had done a pretty good job of celebrating the distinction as the state highpoint with a nice memorial to the fact. There is a flagpole, a signpost and the US Army Corps of Engineers survey marker all prominently displayed. Pretty cool if you ask me. Again I didn't stick around long but grabbed a few pictures and kept going on my journey. You can see the sun is on its way down which made photography difficult, but I think the photos actually came out kind of cool. Enjoy!

You can see my full trip report with Photos on my Blog here:

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Atop the lofty highpoint of Ohio (2015-03-18). Photo by Brian Molloy.
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    Route:Drive up
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