Ascent of Round Mountain on 2012-02-08
|Others in Party:||Rose|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 8, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||Car|
| Elevation:||1020 ft / 310 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA drive up.
This whole mountain is presently being developed onto a very ritzy gated community, evidenced by the huge homes, the street names and the already fancy gated entrance on Palazzo Alto Drive.
We approached from the south, Hwy 71/CR620 in the town of Bee Cave. We traveled north on 620 for 4.2 miles to a left on Bella Montagna Circle ( gate as yet) followed by an immediate right. At .3 miles turned left on Palazzo Alto Drive, .19 miles left Piazza Vetta Drive, .15 miles to a dead-end at top of the Hill. Super views.
Water Storage and Pump Station Facility is to one side. I walked to the HP at GPS 30.36111, -97.95636, 40 yards west of the Facility, an old concrete base is still there but not the actual BM.
A driveway has been cut to the summit and they have opened the woods by removing the lower branches of all the trees. Hopefully its reserved for a park and not a house, as of this visit there were only 2 huge homes further down, and only one other under construction near the gated entrance.
"IF YOU SEEKING CREATIVE IDEAS, GO OUT WALKING."
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||a drive up to a ritzy development|
| Trailhead:||CR 620 to Bella Montagna Circle |
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