Ascent of Lynn County High Point on 2001-03-12

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Monday, March 12, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lynn County High Point
    Elevation:3320 ft / 1011 m

Ascent Trip Report

I located myself to the small town of West Point at the junctions of US-380 and FM-179. I then followed FM-179 north for three miles to a dirt section-line road going east. I followed that a mile, parking in an area of low sand hills. There were no fences, gates or restrictive signs to bar me. A metal post stuck up from the ground near where I parked.

From this post, I walked north a quarter-mile to the crest of a rise in this road. To the east were a series of low hills about a thousand feet away. I hiked to these hills and hiked around until I topped out on one that was higher than the rest. My sight-level came in handy and I felt certain I was at the highest point. The map shows a bewildering mess of contours so it really isn't much help except getting to the general area. The wind was really blowing, with sand and dust, and I had to cover my mouth to avoid ingesting dirt. I passed through big dust clouds on my way to Lubbock.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:3270 ft / 996 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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