Ascent of Maverick County High Point on 2001-11-11

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Sunday, November 11, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Maverick County High Point
    Elevation:975 ft / 297 m

Ascent Trip Report

The 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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