Ascent of Harrison County High Point on 2012-02-18

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Saturday, February 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Harrison County High Point
    Elevation:600 ft / 182 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy road walk with some bushwacking .... .4 miles, 25 minute RT.

This TR updates Fred Dale's TR of 2006, changes have taken place.

We drove east on I20 from Longview for about 9 miles to exit 604, 2.24 miles north on FR450 to a right on Hwy 80 in Hallsville, 3.23 miles east to a left on CR3804 (Fire Tower Road), then north as the road jogs it's way 1.62 miles to a gated new-driveway-entrance on the right, signed "West Harrison Water Supply Corp" and "No Tresspassing".

This dirt driveway heads due east/climbs 300 yards to a fenced-in "Water Tower Installation" on a northeast-southwest ridge. North of the Water Towers at about 100 yards is a Communication Tower, the high ground is between these 2 installations. The Fire Tower is no longer there.
South of the Water Towers is a beautiful fairly new house with a super red barn and a barking dog, great views. This house's driveway parallels that of the Water Tower just yards to the south.

About 60 yards north of the Water Tower driveway on CR3804 is an unsigned gated track. This was my TH.
I hopped the fence and walked the track east as it bends right to the Water Tower driveway at 100 yards where I continued to the summit, the barking dog at the house to my right.

I walked the summit area/inside the woods, nothing obvious as "The" HP, I looked for a BM (not sure if one exists) with no luck. I chose my spot north of the water Tower fence at GPS 32.53020, -94.50294.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:73 ft / 22 m
    Elevation Loss:73 ft / 22 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:73 ft / 22 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:dirt driveway eb from CR3804.
    Trailhead:fire tower road (CR3804)  527 ft / 160 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:73 ft / 22 m
    Route:dirt driveway eb from CR3804.
    Trailhead:fire tower road (CR3804)  527 ft / 160 m

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