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Ascent of Reagan County High Point on 2016-02-07

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Reagan County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:2960 ft / 902 m

Ascent Trip Report

Xcountry and road walk westbound ..... 4 miles, 1:53 hours RT.

Scott Surgent's route in his TR of 2002 is still good except for the TH, time has a way of changing things. This TR attempts to add-info/update Scott's TR and is not a stand alone TR, one must read Scott.

With Scott directions we found our way to the gated oil road on the west side of Lone Wolfe Road (31.16040,-101.65372), now signed "EP Energy" and with a mobile trailer home "Check-in Station" just inside. A new wide road heads north (parallel to Lone Wolfe Road) to Large Oil Platforms full of equipment and activity (even on a Sunday). Scott's hiking road is still there (straight ahead west and gated).
I should note that there was some truck traffic on Lone Wolfe Road on this day, in fact 2 trucks checked-in as I talked to the guard.

As the guard approached my window with his check-in pad I gave him a big smile, "I'm not here to check-in, I'm here to hopefully get your blessings."
After understanding the reason for my request, he proceeded to tell that he just stared working yesterday and that his Security Company just got awarded this new contract. He hasn't met anyone from the Company they work for, "No way I can left you in."
I fully understood and thanked the very polite gentleman.

After checking out the area I felt safe in doing the hike I describe here. Rose drop me off about .3 miles down the road, going elsewhere to park and picking me up later.

I hopped the low fence and walked xcountry right-of-west, joining up with Scott's Road around the half way point, from where I followed his footsteps to the summit. I didn't see anyone, very quiet in spite of the road activity.

"THE CLICHE IS THAT LIFE IS A MOUNTAIN. YOU GO UP, REACH THE TOP, AND THEN GO DOWN."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:xcountry/road walk wb
    Trailhead:Lone Wolfe Ropad  2900 ft / 883 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Time:53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes



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