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Ascent of Rains 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:Rains County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:570 ft / 173 m

Ascent Trip Report

In Lone Oak, still on US-69, I parked at a gas station and waited for Bob Martin, who picked me up in his truck. We drove south another mile and a half south over the Rains County line, and started scouting the land to our east for the highpoint and a way in. We went in to the C-Bar Ranch toward a house about a quarter-mile in.

We drove to the home and met up with the landowner on his quadrunner doing chores. He was a nice man in his 40s, and once we explained what we wanted to do, he became genuinely interested to know where exactly the highest point in the county was, especially since it was on his land. He let Bob and I walk the fields, and we were able to pinpoint the highest land to an area south and east of the home, in a horse pasture.

On our way out, we talked more with the landowner, and gave him our GPS readings. He was genuinely nice and happy to know he owns the highpoint of Rains county. We drove over to Hopkins County next as the daylight waned.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:560 ft / 170 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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