Ascent of Kaufman County High Point on 2002-11-10

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Bob Martin
Date:Sunday, November 10, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kaufman County High Point
    Elevation:611 ft / 186 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bob and I made our way through the town of Winnsboro down through Mineola and US-80, from which it was a straight shot about 40 miles toward the town of Wills Point, our (planned) jump-off point for the Kaufman County highpoints. I drove lead with Bob behind me.

From Wills Point, it's about 7 miles to the town of Elmo and the junction with FM-2728. We went northeast on FM-2728 for 4 miles to County Road 346 (not well marked), and turned right. CR-346 makes a slight bend right, then a 90-degree bend left, now heading northeast again, passing under a canopy of tree limbs from the large trees that line the road. In waning daylight we parked just a tad south of the field which held the highpoints.

We battled a short stretch of heavy brush and a barbed-wire fence to access the field, then walked north toward the obvious highest humps. The map shows three areas for the highpoint, all close by. The land is quite bumpy here, so we walked the highest ones, and used the sight level to ensure we were at or very near the highest point itself. A herd of cattle was in an adjacent field, watching us intently. By the time we got back to US-80 it was mostly dark, so we drove the remaining 10 miles to the town of Terrell and stayed in a hotel. I needed the shower.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:601 ft / 183 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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