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Ascent of Trinity County High Point on 2013-02-19

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Trinity County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:425 ft / 129 m

Ascent Trip Report

A visit to 2 areas. I used the instructions in Bill Jacobs TR of 2002 which still apply today, I am just updating/adding a few details.

We zeroed our odo at the junction of hwy#287/County Line Road, .18 miles west of the Trinity/Polk County Line.
0.00M .... zeroed odo and drove southwest on County Line Road.
0.93M .... arrived at a N-S Power Line right-of-way. This is the TH for Area 2, which is to the right (north).
1.43M .... stayed straight at a 4-way-crossing.
1.55M .... arrived at a fork and parked the van, to the right is a lesser road that heads west to Area 1. This was my TH.

AREA 1 ..... 1 mile RT.
I walked the dirt road west (ignored side tracks) .5 miles to the summit area. Just before the summit the road comes-to/follows another Power line to the right, which crests at a set of Power Line Poles.
I easily stomped, the somewhat-obvious high ground, in the open woods just to the left of the right-of-way.

AREA 2 .... half a mile RT
From the TH I walked north on a track in the N-S Power Line right-of-way to the second set of power line poles (300 yards) then bushwacked west in very dense/thorny underbrush, stomping/fighting my way. Impossible to define "the" spot, satisfied with my effort I chose a spot at 60 yards inside the woods, GPS 31.00057,-95.00100.

"OH, GIVE ME LAND, LOTS OF LAND
UNDER SUNNY SKIES ABOVE,
DON'T FENCE ME IN."


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:65 ft / 19 m
    Total Elevation Loss:65 ft / 19 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:dirt road walk wb from county line road
    Start Trailhead:county line road  360 ft / 109 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:65 ft / 19 m
    Route:dirt road walk wb from county line road
    End Trailhead:county line road  360 ft / 109 m



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