Ascent of Nueces County High Point on 2004-01-13

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Bob Martin
Date:Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nueces County High Point
    Elevation:150 ft / 45 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove to the town of Orange Grove and this time, Bob parked his truck at a gas station while I drove us both into Nueces County for its highpoints. Two 150-foot areas are the county's highpoint. One includes a house, so we were potentially looking at meeting some locals if it came to that.

In 2001, the access road to both highpoint areas were shut by gates. This time, one gate was open, so I drove us in and in three-tenths of a mile, we were at the larger eastern area. We walked into a field near an old shack. Here, we sight-leveled to the western area. Both Bob and I felt that we were higher here by a few feet. There was no need to visit this other area. Some information we had was that the people there weren't too friendly anyway.

Bob summed this highpoint perfectly: "For the birds", he said. The day was growing old, so we backtracked into Jim Wells County and set ourselves up for a real hike tomorrow morning on the King Ranch.
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