Ascent of Sand Hill on 2018-10-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, October 12, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||418 ft / 127 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTook TX 3382 south to Butler Road, turned left onto Butler and parked at a small pull out near 31.35009, 093.70030. From there I bushwhacked the short 0.2 mile to the summit, skipping and dodging a few smilax and wild grape vines when necessary. On the summit I was able to find and photograph the SANDHILL BM and witness post (31.35221, 093.70110) as well as the SANDHILL 2 reference marker, which is located about 25 meters to the southeast (31.35203, 093.70101). A lot of wild pig wallows on the summit and saw one wild pig on the way back down to the vehicle, gives the impression that there is a hefty population in the area. Some interesting oxidized concretions were popping out of the ground and scattered about providing an ever so slight impression of being in real "rock" mountains. Overall a quick, fun and pretty easy wilderness HP grab. I'd recommend giving this one a shot if you're in the area. Next up... off to Turkey Hill Wilderness.
10/13/18 Follow-up: Beware Chiggers!!
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