Ascent of Sand Hill on 2018-10-12

Climber: Kreg Ellzey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, October 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sand Hill
    Elevation:418 ft / 127 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took TX 3382 south to Butler Road, turned left onto Butler and parked at a small pull out near 31.35009, 093.70030. From there I bushwhacked the short 0.2 mile to the summit, skipping and dodging a few smilax and wild grape vines when necessary. On the summit I was able to find and photograph the SANDHILL BM and witness post (31.35221, 093.70110) as well as the SANDHILL 2 reference marker, which is located about 25 meters to the southeast (31.35203, 093.70101). A lot of wild pig wallows on the summit and saw one wild pig on the way back down to the vehicle, gives the impression that there is a hefty population in the area. Some interesting oxidized concretions were popping out of the ground and scattered about providing an ever so slight impression of being in real "rock" mountains. Overall a quick, fun and pretty easy wilderness HP grab. I'd recommend giving this one a shot if you're in the area. Next up... off to Turkey Hill Wilderness.

10/13/18 Follow-up: Beware Chiggers!!
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BM and Witness Post on the summit of Sand Hill (2018-10-12). Photo by Kreg Ellzey.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:43 ft / 13 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:South Slope
    Trailhead:Roadside Pull-Off  375 ft / 114 m
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: EasTex Wilderness 2018

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sand Hill2018-10-12 a43 ft / 13 m
2Turkey Hill Wilderness High Point2018-10-12 b90 ft / 27 m
Total Trip Gain: 133 ft / 40 m    Total Trip Loss: 133 ft / 40 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kreg Ellzey
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