Ascent of McMullen County High Point on 2001-11-11
|Date:||Sunday, November 11, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||McMullen County High Point|
| Elevation:||680 ft / 207 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMcMullen County's highpoint is amid a set of oil storage buildings on its southern boundary, a few miles south of the community of Loma Alta along a dirt road. A total of five miles of driving from Loma Alta put me at a bend in the road near the three storage tanks. The southernmost tank was just across the county line in Duval County.
I worked my way around a gate and hiked up the road to top out on the broad hilltop. Going by sight I walked south toward the tanks and walked around them. One area near a small building has a 680-foot contour, but it didn't look like much. Some man-made berms designed to catch the oil if the tanks should fail were obviously higher than anything else, but seeking out a natural highspot proved to be challenging. I walked around, then out toward some small piles of rock near a gravel pit. These little bumps had mature brush growing on them, and I decided to call it good after a few minutes, hiking by line-of-sight back to my car.
What an ugly area.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||40 ft / 12 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.5 mi / 0.8 km|
| Trailhead:||640 ft / 195 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
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