Ascent of Martin County High Point on 2001-03-13
|Date:||Tuesday, March 13, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Martin County High Point|
| Elevation:||2976 ft / 907 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMartin County, north of Midland, was my final highpoint for this trip, and it wasn't in my original plans. Bob Martin suggested I try for this county as it was easy, legal and with good road access. He supplied me a copy of the topographical map.
I drove south on state route TX-349 from Lamesa, then followed Martin County Road D-2651 south of the community of Patricia, and parked south of a low but distinct dune, the Martin County highpoint. I hiked across ankle-high scrub to gain this swell of land, then walked its spine to the top. The map says there's a benchmark "Sandy" nearby, but not at the highpoint area. Once satisfied, I walked back to my truck.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||40 ft / 13 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Trailhead:||2936 ft / 894 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
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