Essex County Highpoint Trip Report

East Mtn

Date: August 12, 2008
Author: Don Desrosiers

It wasn't actually raining on this peak but the rain definitely played a role in this trip. I came in from the west via Victory Road from Lyndonville and East Burke. About half way along there was a hand made sign indicating the road was closed. Under normal conditions, I would have found another route but in this case I was several miles into the road and there were not a lot of alternate routes. As it turned out, the rain had done a number on the road but as long as I took things slowly, there were no major problems. Future CoHPers may want to come in from the east.

Radar Road was well marked and I drove to the first gate at 3.8 miles. I was prepared to walk from here but the gate was open. I further noted the next gate was also unlocked. There were signs prohibiting vehicles unless you were retrieving a "tagged moose carcass" and then you had to dial a number for access. After scratching my head and leaving a note explaining what I was doing, I got back into the car and drove to the top. There were a couple of places where I had to think out my route but otherwise I got to the top of the hill with a minimum of physical effort. Looked up and said, "Thank you."

I concur with Mike Schwartz that the highest ground is close to the road.

Did not see anyone on the way back down either.