Ascent of Maverick County High Point on 2001-11-11
|Date:||Sunday, November 11, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Maverick County High Point|
| Elevation:||975 ft / 297 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe highpoint of Maverick County is north of Eagle Pass along state route TX-131, near its border with Kinney County. The drive was uneventful, and I was at or near the Maverick County highpoint area soon enough.
The region is scrubby desert and man-high brush. Naturally, illegal border crossers wander through here often, and the Border Patrol monitors the area closely. I saw a number of BP vehicles during my drive here. I parked on the west side of the highway, and hoped that my presence would not attract the attention of the Border Patrol.
The highpoint is a single 975-foot region just west of the highway. Technically, all I needed to do was enter onto the region and wander it for awhile. However, there is a gravel pit within the region, and some gravel piles beside it. While man-made, they were easy to scale and gave me something tangible by which to claim a successful visit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||30 ft / 9 m|
| Distance:||0.1 mi / 0.2 km|
| Trailhead:||945 ft / 288 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
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