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Ascent of Hidalgo County High Point on 2004-01-15

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Bob Martin
Date:Thursday, January 15, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hidalgo County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:376 ft / 114 m

Ascent Trip Report

We headed west from McCook along FM-490 about 2.8 miles and parked along the highway near a gated road leading to a gas well surrounded by a plowed field. The GPS had us directly south of the highpoint, but the features on the map did not agree with the field. The map shows some fencelines and a windmill at the highpoint. None of that was actually what we saw. But we did see an obvious swell in the ground, so we knew we were in the right place.

We entered the field by walking beside the gate. We followed a natural berm with mature trees to where it topped out. I stepped onto the berm. The entire adventure took 15 minutes, the only thing slowing us down was the soft, plowed dirt. Once back at the vehicles, we started making our way into the interior of South Texas.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:366 ft / 111 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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