Ascent of Swisher County High Point on 2000-11-12
|Date:||Sunday, November 12, 2000|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Swisher County High Point|
| Elevation:||3735 ft / 1138 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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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