Montgomery County High Point Trip Report

near the church or the playground behind the Mt Airy Full Gospel Church (880+ ft)

Date: June 9, 2002
Author: Barney Metz

Exit I-70 south on MD-27. You will come to an odd intersection not too long after the Shell station head on the left fork and then take the next left. You will want to get on Penn Shop Road (the intersection) where the light is. Head south for about a quarter of a mile. Take a left into the drive of the Mt. Airy Full Gospel Church. You will need to get up behind the buildings in that parking lot and locate the playground. I thought the area by the church on the lawn might be higher than the playground, but it is one of the situations where I walked the playground and also the lawn. I ended up tramping a considerable amount of area, as it was very difficult for me to tell which areas were higher than the others. I walked around the thicket of trees and also around the large tree by the back parking lot and in the field. With no clear demarcation of the county line I spent a while tramping ground in hopes of stepping on the true high point after a not too long period of time. The playground area is the highpoint of Montgomery County and the trees and the field is the second point for Howard County. It is very easy to see the microwave tower from the church.