Ben and I in front of the sign explaining Ebright Azimuth. The actual geodetic marker is about 20 feet away. (Ebright Azimuth photos)
Tom Petty once said that good love is hard to find. Apparently, one of the easiest highpoints to snag in all of the United States might be too, at least for me, as I drove past the Delaware highpoint four times.
Located just inside Delaware’s border with Pennsylvania, Ebright Azimuth does not do much in the way of standing out. In fact, my son still asks if Delaware’s highpoint is also its second lowest point. The confusion is understandable as this spot checks in at a less than whopping 447.85 feet.
However, as with some other highpoints, there are some quirky characteristics to Ebright Azimuth. For starters, the geodetic marker is found in a cut out area of a sidewalk. That’s right. At one point, this marker was going to be paved over for a sidewalk. Those plans were changed, and instead, the marker was bypassed when the sidewalk was built.
This sidewalk is located in a neighborhood, so one has to wonder if some local jogger has the record for most trips to the highest point in Delaware. It seems likely to assume there may well be someone who has ascended Ebright Azimuth hundreds or maybe more than a thousand times.
While the elevation of the highpoint may not pack much sizzle, the folks maintaining the highpoint have done a pretty nice job making it a bit more special. There are signs explaining the highpoint and a bench for sitting if needed.
Ben and I snagged this highpoint as part of a trip up to New England to see how many highpoints we could get. After hanging around this highpoint for just a bit, we hit up Dunkin Donuts and started a push toward New Hampshire.
The parking for this highpoint can be a bit tricky. There are traffic control measures in place that making parking on the side of the road next to the highpoint very difficult. Additionally, there are two private roads in the area to complicate things more. However, there is what looks to be an abandoned road between the highpoint and the state line. That looks like your best bet for parking and snagging this highpoint.