Ascent of Sherman County High Point on 2000-11-11

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, November 11, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sherman County High Point
    Elevation:3805 ft / 1159 m

Ascent Trip Report

The highpoint of Sherman County is near the town of Kerrick, on the Texas-Oklahoma border. From Stratford, I aimed for Kerrick, but left the main highway at County Road 2, following it north for 1.4 miles, where I parked.

There are two separate 3,805-foot regions, both west of County Road 2. There was no fencing nor prohibitive signs, and the whole area looked unused. Two utility poles and an abandoned house are the only signs of civilization out here. I walked west through the clumpy grass, using the poles as reference to keep me on the correct bearing. The first area sits somewhere in here, but honestly, I could sense no rise.

I walked now until the house was to my southeast. The map showed this house as a little dot, with the highpoint region to its northwest. Here, the rise was more noticeable, so I walked it until I felt satisfied. Not a bad little hike ... certainly, more work than I was expecting. The morning was still young and the weather the same: cold and misty.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:3755 ft / 1144 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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