Ascent of Obar Hill on 2012-01-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, January 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Obar Hill
    Elevation:590 ft / 179 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy to extremely tough bushwack ..... 1 mile, 1 hour for both Areas.

PB lists 2 Candidate High Point Areas for this County.
After Colorado Co we drove west on I10, to exit 661 then south on Hwy 95 (through Flatonia) for 2.6 miles to a driveway on the right #1838.

AREA 1 .... drive up.
From above driveway #1838 on 95 we went north 100 yards to an open gate on the left that leads west 100 yards to a house on the summit, Communication Tower on the right. No one home, even though a pickup truck sat to one side of the house.
I hollered-out (?) for the owners as I walked the back yard looking for my Area 1 spot, none obvious to be found.

AREA 2 ..... .75 miles, 45 minutes RT.
.37 miles north of the Area 1 driveway #1838 on Hwy 95 (above) is house #1538 on the left (Vyvjala Street on right). The house sits in a large fenced-in area, we parked on 95 at its south side fence line .... the land here to the west is not fenced and the Area 2 HP is due west at about 600 yards.
I walked west in open woods, easy, but after I crossed over a fence at the half way point things got tough ..... the last half is extremely dense full of briars, more so as you get to the HP, I zig-zaged following cow paths as much as possible. Finding my spot at a large tree was no picnic, GPS 29.67038, -97.19999.
I came out cut-up pretty good .... above my knees (wore gaiters) and my left arm. Rose wasn't too pleased with me.

We moved south on 95 to Lavaca County.


Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:drive up and bushwack to 2 areas
    Trailhead:hwy 95 #1838 & 1538  540 ft / 164 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack

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