Ascent of Hutchinson County High Point on 2016-02-21
|Others in Party:||supported by Rose|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, February 21, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Hutchinson County High Point|
| Elevation:||3380 ft / 1030 m|
Ascent Trip Reportroad and xcountry walk to 2 areas .... 2.2 miles, 1 hour RT.
I once again used Scott Surgent's TR. This county has 2 candidates.
We found our way to the N-S County Line on East Road K (35.90592,-101.62297), not signed, these are approx. coordinates ..... the 3380' contour in Moore County sticks its east side into Hutchinson County at 2 places, perhaps 50 yards max. AREA 1 is at East Road K, and AREA 2 is 3/4 mile north of East Road K.
AREA 1 (35.90512,-101.62297)
The high ground for this area is south of the road (the area to the north is lower) ... I walked to a road on the south side of East Road K, then the county line southbound (grass field), choosing my HP at 100+ yards.
AREA 2 (35.91602,-101.62297)
200 yards west of the Co Line on north side of East Road K is a small blue house and beyond that at another 200 yards is a locked gated energy road heading north, signed "Phillips 66".
We went to the house for information and found no one home, I decided to go for it while Rose would wait at the house's driveway (and deal with the consequences) ... she would have a quiet wait.
I walked the "Phillips 66" road north half a mile then went xcountry northeast another half a mile to the Area 2.
We drove west to Dumas where we took a hotel for the next 2 nights.
"NEVER TELL YOUR PROBLEMS TO ANYONE ..... 20% DON'T CARE AND THE OTHER 80% ARE GLAD YOU HAVE THEM."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||10 ft / 2 m|
| Extra Gain:||5 ft / 1 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.5 km|
| Route:||visit to 2 areas|
| Trailhead:||East Road K 3380 ft / 1030 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
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