Ebright Azimuth Additions and Corrections
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|Bark Eater||Nearby Trails|
|The Azimuth is what it is. There are some really nice trail networks nearby that offer great trail running and mountain biking opportunities. They're pretty mild for hiking, but are ideal for running, riding, or equestrian.|
The Woodlawn Trustees trails are just a few miles to the west, on the opposite side of Rt. 202. See http://www.bikekinetix.com/t_de/de_county/woodlawn-trustees.php for a trail map. This is private land, but they actually encourage non-motorized recreational use on their extensive trail network. The terrain is pleasantly rolling with a mix of woods and fields.
Just south of the Woodlawn Trustees land is Brandywine Creek State Park. This has another good trail network, including some interesting bluffs along the creek. See http://www.bikekinetix.com/t_de/de_state/brandywine-creek-trails.php for a trail map.
Believe it or not, there is climbable rock in Delaware. There is a top-roping area with 60-80 ft of vertical further south along the Brandywine. This is in the Alapocas Run Park, on the north bank of the creek, within the Wilmington city limits.
|Posted Aug 23, 2007 1:43 pm|
|Redwic||The HP Sign...|
|The HP sign is on the *same* side of the intersection as the U.S. Geological disk/marker. The sign was moved there a while ago.|
Also, there were originally at least three U.S. Geological disks/markers for Ebright Azimuth: The "main" one along Ebright Road, one along a nearby private road, and one underneath a mobile home.
|Posted Aug 5, 2008 9:21 am|
|Bark Eater||Highest Bar in Delaware|
|Neat place within a few hundred yards of the high point: "Hideaway Bar and Grill". From the high point sign going south, take the third right onto Forge Ln. It's a pleasant little place tucked just into the neighborhood off of Ebright Road. Nice folks, good food and beverages.|
|Posted Mar 24, 2014 8:22 pm|
|Hamel512||Finding the Disc|
|So they have made a real nice area for the sign. There is a bench, etc. However, the disc is much harder to find and not nearly as pretty as the pictures show. The cut out in the sidewalk is barely noticeable as the paint is almost completely worn off. Additionally, when I went there the disc was covered in mud, making it even harder to find. From the sign, walk towards the two large painted rocks and it is on the right side. It is now at a 3 way stop sign that is very busy. I tried to take a photo when no cars were around, but no luck. Also, don't expect much nature. You are at the entrance to a suburban neighborhood and close to a trailer park.|
|Posted Apr 21, 2015 8:27 pm|
|Bajumbug||A Visit From The Police|
|I went to this high point in the Fall of 2013, arriving just about dusk. This was my 19th high point, and I have a tradition of taking a photo of the USGS marker at each one (if it has it). This usually involves laying on the ground and taking a selfie. I didn't have a phone with the reverse camera feature back then, just a regular camera. I laid there quite a while because every shot I took was off center, cut off my head, or something. I had just gotten the good shot when a police car rolled up and the guy asked me what I was doing. He said there had been a report of someone passed out on the sidewalk!|
|Posted Nov 6, 2017 1:13 am|