Ascent of Calhoun County High Point on 2011-01-17
|Others in Party:||Rose|
|Date:||Monday, January 17, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Calhoun County High Point|
| Elevation:||55 ft / 16 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPB 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|
| Route:||west side of hwy 185|
| Trailhead:||south of bloomington on 185 |
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