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Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

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Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby schrund » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:40 pm

It was with great excitement that I identified the location on the map, the 448' zenith of Delaware Alpinism, the first State in the Union and noteworthy mountaineering desination. At the roadside trailhead I was unsure of my direction as I neglected to bring my navigation tools which I left in Colorado. With bold ambitions I set out into the back country, and 4 seconds later I arrived. The 448' summit of Ebright Azimuth, Delaware. Earlier in life I had long drivin past this mecca of the East Coast, unaware of just what I had been missing. An early pioneer of the area obviously knew the societal value of this geopgraphic anomaly and erected what appears to be an historic fire watch tower on the summit. If you ever have the ambition and drive to get here you should, but be sure to hire a lcoal guide as the route is challenging.
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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby CO Native » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:45 pm

Glad to see you had on your expedition sponor's jacket and got their logo into the summit shot. I assume the blurriness of the image is due to the high altitude winds that plague such exposed summits, or is it due to the low light conditions from getting an alpine start and arriving at the summit just before dawn? :D

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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby AndYouSeeMe » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:46 am

Very inspiring! Great work. :)

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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby Theodore » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:00 am

Reminds me of the death march that is Mt. Sunflower! :D

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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby sunny1 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:27 am

BIG DAY on Ebright Azimuth!!!!!
DUDE GOES HUGE in Delaware!!!!
EPIC GRAVITY DEFYING ASCENT!!!!
LIVES TO TELL STORY!!!!

Congrats on the Delaware highpoint! :mrgreen: =D> :bow: :YY :iluvbeer:
May I have your autograph?? [-o< :bow:
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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby spiderman » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:58 am

Glad to see that you had both feet on the ground. While state highpointers are laid back about this rule and treat it more like football (if any part of your body comes close to the highpoint you can count it), the county HP dudes are quite adamant that you must have your vehicle come to a complete stop, open your door, and have both feet firmly planted on the ground. Good thing the 14er's rules are not in effect: you would have had to descend to 2600 feet below sea level before beginning your ascent to the Azimuth!

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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby geojed » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:10 pm

Did the lady across the street come out and offer you lemonade and want to talk about your successful expedition to the lofty summit? :D

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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby Doug Shaw » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:37 pm

As someone who is finding himself effectively marooned on the eastern shore of Maryland for an indefinite length of time, I might be the only person who replies in this thread with genuine appreciation.

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Re: Ebright Azimuth, Delaware, 448'

Postby geojed » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:01 pm

I actually grew up in the "highlands" of Delaware not too far from the highpoint so I appreciate his accomplishment. :D

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