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Campbell Hill, Ohio (State High Point #20), June 26, 2011

Campbell Hill, Ohio (1,550'), June 26, 2011.

MileageDrive up

Directions to highpoint: (from Campbell Hill is on state maps near Bellefontaine. From Columbus, take HWY 33 to Bellefontaine (about 40 miles away). Exit HWY 33 at the route 540 exit, take a right, and about a 1/2 mile down the road you will find a school on the right side of the road. You get to the parking area after you see the big career center sign, and then turn right into the school campus.  Note: college's gates are locked by 3:30 on Saturdays and all day Sundays (there was a pedestrian gate open when I visited). 

I had to be at a conference in Indianapolis and flew in two days early to visit the state high points of Indiana and Ohio (see Indiana report). 

The directions above are from Columbus - I drove here from Hoosier Hill,  the Indiana highpoint in area of Richmond, Indiana (about a ninety minute drive).  

The high point is at the local community college, aptly named the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.   It's a tidy campus that's gated (see above for hours).  I got there early and found a pedestrian gate open.  

Nice tribute to the state's highpoint.


I walked the empty campus up the hill to the highpoint. Ohio has done a nice job honoring its high point. There's nice landscaping, benches and a flag pole.

I took a few photos and headed back to Indianapolis for my conference.

Ebright Azimuth, Delaware (State High Point #21), March 25, 2012

Ebright Azimuth, Delaware (448'), March 25, 2012.

Mileage: Drive up

Directions to highpoint: (from Wilmington, DE, drive north along I-95. Take Exit 8 for Highway 202 (Northbound). At 4.9 miles, turn right onto SR-92 East/Naamans Road. At 1.1 miles, turn left onto Ebright Road. At 0.6 miles, reach the street intersection with Ramblewood Drive. Park alongside one of those roads. Walk to the highpoint monument sign and USGS Benchmark disk located near the intersection of Ebright Road and Ramblewood Drive.

I flew into Baltimore on my way to DC for a work event, rented a car and headed up to visit the highpoint of Delaware.  

It's very easy to find the USGS marker for this highpoint.  The road tops out right at the sign.   Actually the high point of this area is in the trailer park behind the sign (I hear it's under one of the trailers) but the USGS markers available to highpointers are by the sign and down the small road to your right.  

Marker by the sign (construction crew once paved over it!).

Pennsylvania's border is very close to this area so if you drive by the highpoint and wind up in Pennsylvania, you've gone too far!

I got out of the car and took a few photos, walked down that small road to the other USGS marker (easy to find, its in a concrete block), then headed back to my car.

The other marker down that little road.
Just before I got in, Doreen Kupchick, a highpoint neighbor, came out to chat and had me sign a register she keeps.