Ascent of Titus 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:Titus County High Point
    Elevation:540 ft / 164 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Titus County highpoint is a single hill in the southwestern part of the county, south of the town of Millers Cove and close to the small community of Monticello. Bob and I passed through Mt. Pleasant and took FM-127 about 9 miles west toward Monticello, with nice views of Lake Monticello along the way. Anyway, I arrived in town first and waited for Bob, who had taken a small lunch break back in Mt. Pleasant.

In Monticello, we followed a series of paved local roads toward the highpoint. We followed, in order, roads SW-12, CR-2630, CR-2670 and SW-49, to where the last road dead-ended at a gate. Past the gate, the road was heavily overgrown, the asphalt all but gone. There were no signs on this gate that prohibited access.

From the gate, we walked 0.4 mile and gained 100 feet to a sharp bend in the road. The highpoint hill was just a short ways back amid the huge trees and the thick brush and sticker-vines. We entered this mix and did our best, battling the crud to find a good route. Soon we topped out on this small hill, and found a distinct rock at the highest point. After a brief visit, we descended through the brush and back onto the road and to our vehicles.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:440 ft / 134 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack

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