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Ascent of Victoria County High Point on 2011-01-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Victoria County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:225 ft / 68 m

Ascent Trip Report

After having a late B.O.B. breakfast (a first) at Whataburger in Goliad we traveled north on 183 for 4.2 miles to a right turn on FM 622, at 18 miles turned left on FM 236 and drove north 5.7 miles to a left on John Wayne Trail. We turned into the first driveway on the left, #41 John Wayne Trail.
This County Has 11 candidates and I checked out 4 of them.

Area 1 ..... Highpoint is at the house, we called to the house with no answer, two barking came dogs came running, we wanted them to be aware that they were sitting on a Highpoint candidate.

Area 2 ..... we continued north on FM 236 for .37 miles and turned into a gated driveway on the right, the whole area is fenced-in.
I crawled under the pipe gate and walked xcrounty 30 degrees compass about 150 yards to the definite high ground, impossible to pick a high point in the grass/brush.

Area 3 ..... we drove back south on FM 236 .6 miles and turned east on East Albrecht Road, to a gated driveway on the left at .75 miles. The driveway leads 300 yards to definite high ground to the west, amid open grass and tall vegetation. I hopped over the fence but turned around after 50 yards at bend left, didn't feel safe.

Area 4 ..... we continued east on Albrecht to a gated driveway leading to a house #1464 at 1.5 miles from FM 236. No way to go up to the house, tried calling but too far away. The highground is to the north behind the house at 200-300 yards, amid tall vegetation.

I tried accessing the other points with no luck, this whole area is rolling grazing pasture land with tall vegetation, all properties are fenced-in/gated, unsafe to access without finding/getting permission from the owner. Perhaps another time.

We will spend the rest of the afternoon shopping in Victoria and after overnighting here will move on to Waller County in the morning.

"IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED ...... SKY DIVING IS NOT FOR YOU."

Summary Total Data
    Route:drive up to john wayne trail
    Trailhead:FM 236,  



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