Ascent of Ebright Azimuth on 2015-08-17

Climber: David Odenwalder

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ebright Azimuth
    Elevation:442 ft / 134 m

Ascent Trip Report

Traveling in the Baltimore/Washington DC area on business. Took opportunity to do Delaware's high point. Number 17 for me.
Left BWI airport in the late afternoon and headed straight toward Newark/Wilmington via I-95. Since this was rush hour, I elected to drive the loop freeway around Baltimore. I went west - which added lots of miles, but avoided - I hope - most of the traffic associated with the metro area tunnels and bridges. Arrived in Delaware shortly before sunset. Found the plaque marking the "summit" rather easily. From I-95, I took highway 202 in Wilmington (also known as Concord Pike) several miles north toward the Brandywine area. Turned right on highway 92 (my I-phone maps gave a different number). Then proceeded east several blocks to Ebright. Drove up the road a short distance to the sign. The actual marker is on the west side of Ebright, along a grassy area near the entrance to a subdivision. It indicates that this is the general area of the high point - but the terrain is relatively flat all around, so the actual high point is probably unknown. If you continue on Ebright another block or so, you see signs indicating that you have entered Pennsylvania. Also worth mentioning is that there is a rather high radio or cell phone tower just south of the high point, also adjacent to Ebright.
This is all suburban neighborhoods - the Concord Mall is only a mile or two away.
My only gripe was the toll roads and bridges en route. It is $8 to cross the upper Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace (going east - no toll westbound). You have to pay $4 each way at the Delaware state line. And of course, if you take the shorter routes (tunnel or Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore), there are tolls to be paid there, also. I tried to cross the Chesapeake on US 40 - a little out of the way - but also a $8 toll going east, so no savings. I paid enough in tolls this trip, that I should have the deed for one of the roads or bridges.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:clear - near sunset

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