Ascent of Antelope Hills on 2016-02-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, February 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Antelope Hills
    Elevation:2604 ft / 793 m

Ascent Trip Report

A visit to 2 areas requiring 1 1/2 hour with the driving.

This is one beautiful area .... one needs to spend a day here climbing all the Hills in the area.
The Antelope Hills in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, are a series of Hills in the bend of the Canadian River. They were a major landmark for the plains Indians and the travelers on what is now the western plains of Oklahoma. The Hills are on the National Register of Historic Places.

From the JCT Hwy#33/N1740 with a sign "Antelope Hills" (6.1 miles east of the TX/OK State Line) we traveled north on N1740 (becomes N1743) for 6.2 miles to the crest of the road. This was out TH for AREA 1 which is to the northwest.
We continues north for another .5 miles to a dirt road on the left, which leads 200 yards to a beautiful Lookout on the north side of AREA 2 and our TH.

AREA 1 (35.90466,-99.88417).... xcountry, .5 miles, 25 minutes RT.
I walked xcountry northwest 100+ yards to the top of the Hill (a scramble the last bit), then ridge to the obvious HP (about 1/4 mile from TH) .... "USGS ANTELOPE 1927" embedded in a concrete pedestal next to a fence post, near-by are 2 others BM on top of steel pipes.
A canister (small plastic bottle) with a register is beside the pedestal, I signed in. The canister was put there (first to sign in) by Jobe Wymore Feb 1/03, last to sign in was Doug Melton Mar 13/15.

AREA 2 (35.91042,-99.87897) .... 300 yards, 20 minutes RT.
From the TH a trail heads/climbs south 150+ yards directly to the top .... the last bit was a scramble worse than Area 1.

It goes without saying both Areas offer great views of the area.

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Antelope Hills from the south, located in the western plains of OK and on the National Register of Historic Places (2016-02-25). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:304 ft / 92 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:xcountry to 2 areas
    Trailhead:N1740/N1743  2500 ft / 762 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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