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Ascent of Goliad County High Point on 2011-01-24

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported buy Rose
Date:Monday, January 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Goliad County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:420 ft / 128 m

Ascent Trip Report

A road hike and a short/tough bushwack from FM 743 at west corner of County ...... 500 yards, 20 minutes RT.

From San Patricio County we found our way to the town of Beeville where we traveled north on 181 to the community of Pettus and a right turn on FM 623. We drove east on FM 623 for 4.8 miles to a right turn on FM 743, continued east 1.6 miles and parked van at the gated gravel road on the right ( passing a pumping station on the left). This was my TH.

I crawled under the gate and walked 125 yards southeast on the gravel road to a swath in the woods on the right, in extremely dense/thorny/anaqua-like brushy area. I walked west on the swath 75 yards to a large bird-feeder (? I think) where I turned south into the dense brush and fought my way 30-40 yards to the high ground at a tall tree. I chose my highpoint at 28.67977, 97.76041, very close to PB.

We traveled east on FM 743/2443 to 239 then south to Historic Goliad where we spent the afternoon getting introduced to Texas History of this area ..... El Camino Real, Mission Espiritu Santo, Presidio La Bahia and the Goliad Massacre of March 27, 1836. We overnighted at the Goliad State Park CG.

"WHAT IS SUCCESS IF NOT HAPPINESS."
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10 ft / 4 m
    Elevation Loss:10 ft / 4 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:10 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:road/bushwack from north side FM 743
    Trailhead:FM 743  410 ft / 124 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:10 ft / 4 m
    Route:road/bushwack from north side FM 743
    Trailhead:FM 743  410 ft / 124 m



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