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Ascent to Guadalupe County High Point-Fence Line. on 2012-01-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Guadalupe County High Point - Fence Line.
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:945 ft / 288 m
    Remaining Elevation:7 ft / 2 m (7% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

A warning to PB's, this CoHP is fenced-in with no access, typical for Texas.... the reason for this entry.

PB lists 3 Candidate High Point Areas for this County. I couldn't find access to the area, heavily fortified by a tall well maintained fence (prison-like), no way to crawl through. I concluded the only way to the area is from the farm houses to the east, with driveways from Green Valley Road to the south ...... unfortunately everything is heavily gated.

I first looked at approaching from the west. From I45, exit 178, we drove southeast on FM 1103 for 1.8 miles to a left on Green Valley Road, .75 miles left on Scenic Hill Lane then .6 miles to the large house/barn complex on the right. The HP candidates are located beyond the house at 200 meters to the northeast past the woods. I would find out the 3 areas are circled by tall property fences.
Tim, working in the garage, gave me permission to proceed. Behind the garage is a fence line to the northeast, I walked the outside of the fence 200 meters where the fence turns left, the HP Areas are to the right inside the tall fence, impossible for me to get through, much too risky/dangerous with the tall fence.

We then went back .3 miles (no fence at the road) and walked northeast to the same tall fence, again no way to get through. I then checked out the south side on Green Valley Road, everything is gated with tall fences.

"A FALL IS AN UNPLANNED DESCENT."
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:145 ft / 44 m
    Elevation Loss:145 ft / 44 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:95 ft / 29 m
    Extra Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:from west side all fenced in
    Trailhead:scenic hill lane  900 ft / 274 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:95 ft / 29 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Route:from west side all fenced in
    Trailhead:scenic hill lane  900 ft / 274 m



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