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Ascent of Grayson County High Point on 2002-11-09

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Bob Martin
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grayson County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:930 ft / 283 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bob Martin and I convoyed into Grayson County, its highest point a hill with elevation 930 feet, west of Denison on FM-120. We parked at the turnout for Harvey Lane, south of the highpoint hill, and walked across the highway to a gated road that should have gone right by the hill. We both decided against hopping the gate. We checked a residence to the west but no one was home. We then tried the residence to the east, across from the FM-131 junction, and got lucky.

We drove in the open gate and found the landowner out with another guy. Bob talked to him and won us permission. The hill is on this guy's property. We walked cross country through trees for a quarter-mile. We topped out on the hill where a pile of boulders marks the highpoint. After a brief rest, we returned to Bob's truck and talked to the landowner, a fellow in his late-30s named Eric (If I recall right). He was a gregarious fellow, and the chat went on for about 20 minutes. On the way out he asked us to lock the gate which suggests we got lucky to find the gate open.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Trailhead:830 ft / 252 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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