Ascent of Swisher County High Point on 2000-11-12

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Sunday, November 12, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Swisher County High Point
    Elevation:3735 ft / 1138 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at pullout northeast of the highpoint, near the South Dowell Road junction. The highpoint is a low hill off in a pasture.

I followed a track south a few hundred yards, then broke for the fence, scooted through an opening, and jog-walked to the highpoint, which was covered in cattle-ranch junk and general broken stuff. I didn't spend much time at the top, and continued the slow jog back to my vehicle. No signs explicitly forbid trespassing but I didn't want to push my luck. I exited by going east to the town of Happy.

I needed to get moving back to Amarillo. I needed to wash my car, which had accumulated considerable amounts of mud on it. Plus, I needed to get myself clean, so I did something I'd never done before: showered at a truck stop. It was clean and worth the fee. I visited fifteen county highpoints in about 48 hours of driving and hiking ... a fun, lucrative, amusing and pointless trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:3720 ft / 1133 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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