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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
    Location:USA-Texas
    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.

"FOREST SCENTS MAKES GOOD SENSE."

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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