Washington County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: June 8, 2006
Author: Charlie Zerphey
Initially I contacted my U.S. Congressman, Joseph R. Pitts, with all pertinent
information. My request was forwarded to The Department of Defense then to the
Department of the Army. T he 21st Signal Brigade subordinate unit controls
visits within the fenced in area of federal government property on Quirauk Mountain.
It is not necessary to visit the area within this fenced in area,
as in my opinion the ground is slightly lower and all of this ground has been
leveled in order to build the towers. The radar tower has been recently painted
in orange and white. I walked all the terrain outside the fenced area to assure
I was on the highest ground.
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency provides guard support and controls access
to the area surrounding the federal property. My point of contact was Ellen
Britsch, 1-717-878-3736. Mention the Highpointers Club when contacting Ellen.
Arrangements must be made and you will be escorted to the highpoint by an armed
guard. This guard will arrive at site at your appointed time to escort you.
I don't recommend that you stealth this highpoint as there are armed guards at a
gate on the road leading to the summit and another in a guard house within the
fenced in area on the summit. These guards have sidearms and shotguns and
It should be relatively easy to make prior arrangements at this point.