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Ascent of Hardeman County High Point on 2015-02-15

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hardeman County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:1850 ft / 563 m

Ascent Trip Report

A xcountry visit to 10 areas .... 3.5 miles, 2:30 hours RT including the driving.

There are 10 Candidate High Point Areas to be visited. I used Scott Surgent's excellent TR, this report only adds a few details/comments. I have numbered the areas according PB.

8 AREAS WEST OF HINES ROAD. .... 2 miles, 1:20 hours RT.
a) The gate for the access road was locked, so Hines Road was my TH.I walked to the areas, which is mostly tall grass with some trees/bushes. I estimated my total trek at just less than 2 miles RT.
b) I agree with Scott that only the 2 largest contours (#5 & 3) are the contenders and the rest are not.
c) The most southern Area #7 is 40 yards south of a house (doesn't appear to have had recent usage). A beautiful open spot for a house, great views in all directions.
d) Area #1, furthest west, is the most obvious area, outstanding location with great views, a hunters stand on a knoll is 300 yards to the southwest. The on-site coordinates were exactly as those of PB.

2 AREAS EAST OF HINES ROAD . .... 1.5 miles, 45 minutes RT.
I decided to use Scott's TH, at .5 miles south of Lindsey Road (at my GPS 34.48465,-99.96464).
a) Area #8 (34.48206,-99.96654) ... can be clearly seen from the TH at .25 miles, across a harvested field to the southwest, on the top ridge with a bunch of trees.
b) Area #9 (34.47745,-99.97385) is .5 miles further southwest at an E-W fence line with brush and trees, I crawled under the fence to get to it.
c)It goes without saying these areas can only be visited in the winter (off growing season).
d)NB: when wet theses roads will extremely muddy and probably impassible, so I've noted an access from the west with approx same easy distance.
From the TH for the 8 Areas above, drive north .3 miles to an ungated track on the right (along the north side of a fence line. Park here and walk east .6 miles to Area #9, from there northeast to Area #8.

We went back to our hotel in Childress.

"LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE .... BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATHS AWAY."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:170 ft / 51 m
    Extra Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:xcountry to 10 areas
    Trailhead:Hines Road  1800 ft / 548 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast



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