Ascent of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry High Point on 2009-06-20

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Saturday, June 20, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry High Point
    Elevation:410 ft / 124 m

Ascent Trip Report

Few hundred meters from a side road, easy.

From Highway #417 exit 58, East of Ottawa( 0.0 km), travel south on rte #138 to a left turn (East) on Warina road (11.5 km).You'll arrive at a T junction with Bender road(13.9 km), turn right (South) and travel to a left turn (East) on Robinson Corners road (16.0 km). After 400 meters the gps told me to take a left turn (as indicated on Peakbagger's goggle map with its coordinates) ....... a driveway going in a private residence, the blue mailbox is signed "R Cardinal #17655".... this is the TH.
You will enter private property so do not forget to get permission at the house. He has a bunch of penned-in dogs ..... they could be loose.

On the drive home after climbing Mont King in Gatineau Park, QC. I decided to make a short detour to this ON highpoint. From the TH we drove up the driveway and inquired at the house. The friendly owner didn't have a clue about Highpointing.
He asked "What's a highpoint?".
He didn't know that County Highpoints existed, and the fact that his County Highpoint was on his property. After giving him info on Ontario County Highpoints and some crazzies like me having the need to climb/visit these points, he told me, "I don't know where it could be, this whole area is pretty flat, but there is a ridge back there in the woods, a trail beyond that covered boat goes back there". I thanked him for his permission to enter his property.

From the house I walked straight north to the covered boat, passing some penned-in barking dogs on the right, then northeast to the very right corner of his cut/maintained lawn (125 meters). Rose stayed back in the car. The 10 foot wide grassed trail, a swat line thru the trees, led north to the ridge (250 meters)..... a fairly large open area surrounded by woods. I scarried-up a deer.
The obvious fairly flat ridge, with tall grass and the odd rock patch, running east-west, is slightly higher than the surrounding area.
I hiked the ridge West to the edge of the clearing, about 100 meters. I saw a small wooden slat sign nailed to a tree, thinking it would read Highpoint,I walked to it only to read "Private". West of here the ridge dropped-off. I walked back to the trail, and continued to the East edge of the clearing, again the ridge dropped-off slightly. I stomped the whole area pretty good, impossible for me to identify "the" Highpoint ..... I chose my spot at the west end of the clearing near the wooden slat sign.
It's too bad the County doesn't survey/mark these spots .... I should write to them ???


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:robinson corners road hike north/semi bushwack
    Trailhead:390 ft / 118 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack

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