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Ascent of Cherokee County High Point on 2012-02-15

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cherokee County High Point
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:760 ft / 231 m

Ascent Trip Report

A pasture land walk ..... 600 yards, 20 minutes RT for both Areas.

PB lists 2 Candidate High Point Areas. Bill Jacobs RT of 2002 is a good read even though time as a way of changing things.

In the town of Rusk, intersection of Hwy84/69 we drove south on 69 for
1.7 miles too a left on FM343, .87 miles (past KOA Campground) to the private driveway on the left, mailboxes #985 Fitts and #1075 Ball. (from Bills TR I believe Fitts is the new house on the summit). The driveway is gated but open on this day.

I drove the driveway north (past the Ball house of the left) .25 miles to the house (Fitts) on top of the Area 1 summit. We were greeted by two beautiful dogs, the more friendlier one, a Basset Hound, really liked the fried chicken we gave him.
The new house is of "Canadiana Design" one that we are very familiar-with but not in this area of North America.
The lady at the door answered before I knocked, "Yes Sure", and closed the door just as quick.

I chose my spot for AREA 1 to the right of the house at a fence line, GPS 31.79542, -95.11227.

For AREA 2, I walked the fence line at Area 1 north about 100 yards to the rear of the property at a 4-way fence intersection with gates. I crawled under the rear fence turned right (east), through an open fence, continuing 100+ yards to another 4-way fence intersection. I hopped over and chose my spot at obvious high ground GPS 31.79645, 95.11070.

"TO A PEAKBAGGER CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN IS A BIT LIKE GOING TO CHURCH."

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:pasture land walk to 2 areas
    Trailhead:FM343  740 ft / 225 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Route:pasture land walk to 2 areas
    Trailhead:FM343  740 ft / 225 m



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