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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
If you can get an access easement in writing from the owner of the adjoining ground, go that route. Minimum fuss and expense. Oral agreements don't last, although they're great while they do. He dies, his survivors can change the game.
From the experiences of others, apparently PA is not a state where recourse to accessing land locked parcels is a big deal? It requires title research, an attorney and a "day in court" to gain legal access,
Years ago my ol' gal spent days at the courthouse looking into "unclaimed" mountain land for which no current owner of record was found and scored her ex a chunk that adjoined mountain ground he already owned. In the process, she discovered a recorded ROW (from the early 1900s), that split two adjoining parcels and gave them access. The owners had no idea that ROW existed.
When the unclaimed parcel was "awarded" to her ex, the ROW issue was also settled at the same time. So the two other land owners kicked in a few hundred bucks apiece, for her efforts.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B