Ascent of Ellis County High Point on 2002-05-28
|Date:||Tuesday, May 28, 2002|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Ellis County High Point|
| Elevation:||2584 ft / 787 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe day was well into sunset. However, Ellis County's highpoints looked easy. I willed myself for one more before finding a place to stay for the night.
There are two spots I'd need to visit. One is where US-60 goes over some railroad tracks, about a mile east of the Texas state line. I parked, got out and that was that. The construction of the overpass made finding any natural ground impossible.
The other area(s) are along the berms that line the railroad tracks, about a quarter-mile south of US-60. I parked and walked in about a half-mile along the tracks. My goal was where there is apparently a USGS Benchmark along one of the berms. I found it, but its concrete base was exposed and likely to fall in the future.
I didn't linger here. Hiking along railroad tracks is very creepy for some reason. I hustled back out, but ran up a couple other berms whenever it seemed right, to ensure I had not missed anything.
I stayed the night in Shattuck, about two miles to the north. I could smell myself a mile away.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||20 ft / 6 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Trailhead:||2564 ft / 781 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
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