Essex County High Point Trip Report

East Mtn (3,439 ft)

Date: May 18, 2003
Authors: Trapper Robbins & Roxanne Everett

As noted in earlier reports, there are 2 gates on this road when coming in from Gallop Mills. The first one is almost immediately after turning onto Radar Road. This gate was locked when we arrived but we managed to finagle our way in with some property in-holders who happened to arrive while we were pondering the situation. They told us that the gate is usually locked until sometime in June (after mud season), after which time it is open.

The 2nd gate was locked and we were informed that it always stays locked. The only sign there said "Foot Traffic Only" (there are no negative trespassing signs). It is correct that the road is paved and could be driven to the top. The top of this mountain is weirdly trashed with big old military radar installation buildings, hangers, etc...

Round trip from 2nd gate: 8 miles, 1600 feet.