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Ascent of Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide on 2015-02-24

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:700 ft / 213 m

Ascent Trip Report

A walk in a grass field .... .6 miles, 15 minutes RT.

This is our 58th Day (13th State) of our "Winter Trip 2015", and the last hike in Texas, as we move east to Arkansas .... this Triple-Divide Point is one of 4 in the State of Texas (we've been to all 4).
This one located at the northwest corner of Hunt County about 16 miles north of Greenville and west of US69 (the Audie Murphy Memorial Highway).

From the intersection of US69/CR1145 (1.75 miles south of the Fannin/Hunt County Line) we went west on CR1145 to an immediate left (south) on CR1146, .8 miles pulled into the private driveway on the right to the house. CR1146 runs over the long N-S high ground contour, the HP is in the grass field north of the house and west of the road.

No one at the house, I took the opportunity to walk north about 500-600 yards, then back to the house, there is nothing obvious here. A 360 degree panorama of the surrounding open area is offered.

We drove south to Greenville for the night. Hunt County was the birth place of Audie Murphy ... so tomorrow morning the plan is to visit the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum prior to slowly continue driving east to Texarkana, AK.


"HUNT COUNTY IS NAMED FOR MEMUCAN HUNT JR, THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF TEXAS MINISTER TO THE UNITED STATES AND THIRD TEXAS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. AS OF THE 2010 CENSUS ITS POPULATION WAS 86,129.
AUDIE MURPHY, THE SON OF COTTON SHARE CROPPERS, GREW UP NEAR GREENVILLE ..... THE AUDIE MURPHY/AMERICAN COTTON MUSEUM IS LOCATED IN GREENVILLE."


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5 ft / 1 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:xcountry from CR1146
    Start Trailhead:CR1146  695 ft / 211 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5 ft / 1 m
    Route:xcountry from CR1146
    End Trailhead:CR1146  695 ft / 211 m



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