Essex County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: August 16, 2008
There was a description just a week or so before my trip. I can't add much
except a more precise description of Victory Road. It has eroded to where it is
asphalt with a double yellow line with 1/2 car width on either side, then a 3-4
foot drop-off on either side to a gully several feet wide. I drove into Gallup
Mills that way. Leaving Gallup Mills, I followed the dirt road the other way,
through Granby and found it in good condition.
Also, on Radar Road, I found the gate 4 1/2 miles in locked, so I walked 4 miles
up the remaining road. There were a couple of places it might have been
difficult for my 1991 Camry to get over some partial washouts, so I don't mind
the walk. East Mountain must be the ugliest mountain in the Northeast, with all
the rusting corrugated sheet metal and steel framework on top and more of the
same halfway up.
Author: Scott Cockrell