Ascent of Schleicher County High Point on 2002-03-12

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Schleicher County High Point
    Elevation:2600 ft / 792 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Ozona, I went north on TX-163 to eastbound Crockett County Road 09, which I followed for 15 miles as it went east then gently curved north through desolate rangeland. Eventually, this road met with Irion County Road 132, where I turned east and went three more miles to a locked gate spanning the road. I was roughly at the Irion-Crockett-Schleicher county tri-corner. Ranch fencing in the area seemed to coincide with the county boundaries shown on the map.

I walked south on a very rocky road for a mile and a quarter. The road dipped, then gained to top out, so to speak, on a very gentle ridge. It intersected a gas-line road that went southeast, and I walked this road about another half-mile to where it topped out on a rise near one of the highpoint areas. There was enough relief in the area so that finding "the top" wasn't as difficult as usual.

I returned to the first road, then hopped a fence and entered into a stand of juniper, walking in big looping arcs and trying to sense any uphill gradients in the process. I spent about 10 minutes examining this second area and left feeling pretty good I had covered it well.

Back to the road, I walked briskly back to my truck. I had walked over 4 miles in just 45 minutes. I exited the region and re-met with Bob in Barnhart, where he was relaxing at the local mini-mart.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Trailhead:2500 ft / 762 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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