Atlantic County Highpoint Trip Report
two areas 1,200 feet east of Rosedale (150+ ft)
Date: April 1, 2007
Authors: Sue Ann Miller and Frank Price
We drove in from the north and crossed the tracks at Francis Street, south of
the crossing used in previous reports, then parked on the edge of the road by a
grassy field just after the crossing. As we started to walk toward the railroad
crossing, a woman came out from a house in the other direction on the road to
inquire if we had car trouble. The family has young children and is rightfully
concerned about strangers stopping nearby. She had no problem with a couple
seeking high ground along the railroad cut but advised us not to walk in the field,
for some neighbors were aggressively intolerant.
We walked the rails past the BM site on the topo and on to a white milepost that
is about equidistant between road crossings and adjacent to the south side high
ground. Scrambling up the slope of the north side road cut to set foot in the
contour a little further on involved thorns and ticks.
We returned to our vehicle then drove around to the 15th street crossing,
the approach described in previous reports. It appeared as described but following
the path through the woods could result in collecting more ticks than walking
the rails and scrambling up the cut. Straight tracks offer reasonable warning
of oncoming trains.