Ascent of Rocky Hill on 2012-01-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, January 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rocky Hill
    Elevation:470 ft / 143 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy dirt road walk .... .6 miles, 20 minute RT.

After spending a week in The Woodlands, visiting our Son Michael and his family, we decided to "go west young man" to Big Bend National Park for a few days, the main attraction being Emory Peak. The plan is to take a number of days in order to visit tourists attractions and CoHPs .... on tap today are 4 Counties near I10 on way to San Antonio, the first being Colorado Co's Rocky Hill.

From I10, exit 695, we traveled west on HWY 71 for 13 miles to a right on FM 2503, "Hruska's Bakery" on the corner, 4 miles right on Brushy Road, 1.4 miles right on Ehlinger Road. As we came to a left bend on Ehlinger Road at .53 miles we parked the van ..... this was my TH, on the left is a dirt road with a gate signed #1210 and "Colorado River Wildlife Management Association". The gate was open.

I walked the dirt road east 200 yards to a trailer house on the left, no one home, I continued east 250 yards to the summit high ground, just where it starts to descend.
I eye-leveled the fairly flat area choosing my spot in the woods to the left (north) of the road at a large tree, my GPS read 29.85482, -96.64621. PB's coordinates puts the spot in a slightly lower area south of east. Fairly dense woods.

From this County we moved on to Fayette Co's Obar Hill.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 9 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:dirt road walk eb from ehlinger road
    Start Trailhead:ehlinger road  440 ft / 134 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Route:dirt road walk eb from ehlinger road
    End Trailhead:ehlinger road  440 ft / 134 m

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