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Ascent of Calhoun County High Point on 2011-01-17

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Monday, January 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Calhoun County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:55 ft / 16 m

Ascent Trip Report

PB shows 6 Candidate High Point Areas for this County, I went to Area I only (150 yards beside the road, the others are not accessible).

From Victoria at hwy 59 we found our way south on 185 to Bloomington and from the stop light we continued 2.75 miles and parked the car, a house is on the left and on the right a RR track that parallels 185 (pass a tall Communication Tower on the left just before arriving). ..... the highpoint is fenced-in about 150 yards to the west amid a large open gas field with low brush, the area is flat and was wet from yesterday's rains.

I walked across the RR track to the fence line at 40 yards and lined myself up with the Highpoint (coordinates at fence 28.61642, 96.86739). I hopped over the fence and walked to Area 1 at 100 yards to the somewhat higher ground, This area is flat and very difficult to pick "the" HP.

This whole area is gas fields and off limits to the public ..... the 2 Candidates located 400 yards down the road to the west are also fenced-in amid tall brush and industrial gas facilities. The 3 other Candidates half a mile to the west are also not accessible. No way to get close.

From here we moved on to Aransas County.

"BEHIND EVERY MOUNTAIN LIES A VALE." ....... Dutch proverb
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Route:west side of hwy 185
    Trailhead:south of bloomington on 185  
Descent Statistics



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