Essex County Highpoint Trip Report
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.