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Ascent of Crosby County High Point on 2015-02-08

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Crosby County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:3235 ft / 986 m

Ascent Trip Report

Xcountry walk northbound in a harvested cotton field ..... .5 mile, 25 minutes RT.

We scheduled this Texas Panhandle COHPing trip primarily to visit our grandson, Brice, in Lubbock. He is studying engineering at Texas Tech U and will be graduating in 2016.

Rose and I got an early start this morning, used the directions in John Garner's TR to get to the Crosby COHP, however instead of walking to the HP from the west, I found it much easier/shorter to approach it from the south.

Where the northbound CR101 (dirt) comes to a T-Junction with CR106 (dirt) we turned left (west) for only 200 yards (instead of going John's "less than half a mile") and parked. This is the approx Lubbock/Crosby County Line and the HP is due north at approx 400 yards.
As I looked closely to the north, I was able to identify what looked like a short pole of sorts on the high ground ridge. "Could this be the Four-County Corner Monument?"

This is a circled-rows cotton field, so I had to traverse the rows as I walked to the Monument .... I found a very short concrete pedestal with a 3" diameter X 4' high steel pipe, in the middle of the field at GPS 33.83069,-101.56361, on the slopes of the ridge. What would this Monument be doing here, if it's not the Four-County Corner Monument? To make sure of my HP I walked the area, but I don't think it was necessary.

It goes without saying that this county needs to be done in the winter. From here I followed John Garner driving directions west to the Lubbock COHP .... a drive up, however I couldn't find his referred-to "Four-County Corner Monument".

After The Lubbock COHP we went to Texas Tech to watch our grandson, Brice, compete in a Fencing Tournament, followed by a visit to his apartment and a delicious BBQ dinner. We overnighted at the local Super 8 Motel.

"LUBBOCK, TEXAS REFERRED-TO AS 'HUB OF THE PLAINS' IS HOME TO TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, THE SECOND LARGEST CAMPUS IN THE USA, AND IS FAMOUS FOR BEING THE BIRTH PLACE OF ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND BUDDY HOLLY."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:35 ft / 10 m
    Total Elevation Loss:35 ft / 10 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:xcountry nb from CR106
    Start Trailhead:CR106  3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Route:xcountry nb from CR106
    End Trailhead:CR106  3200 ft / 975 m



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