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

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, November 11, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Moore County High Point
    Elevation:3825 ft / 1165 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arising early from my hotel in Amarillo, I drove north into Moore County in consistent rain. When I arrived near the pull-off to the Moore County HP area, it was still dark, dawn a few minutes away.

The highpoint is a single 3,825-foot region on the west county line. The challenge here was navigating the grid of county roads. I followed County Roads "I", "B" and "G" in that order, roughly a total of eleven miles from US-287, placing myself at the western county line. Here, I went south a mile on County Line Road to an unmarked road (Road "H" if you go by the grid system). The highpoint is right here, with "H" going right over the top ... "H" for highpoint ... clever! It was early still, the sun barely coloring the sky a deep purple. It was misty, cold and quiet, kind of spooky being way out here all by my lonesome.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:3820 ft / 1164 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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