Ascent of Dixie County High Point on 2016-03-18

Climber: Andrew Karr

Date:Friday, March 18, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Dixie County High Point
    Elevation:75 ft / 22 m

Ascent Trip Report

I got pretty lucky with this one. I approached from the north and noted the high fence surrounding the hunting area along SR 353. I could see the alternate high points, but the gate at 570th was shut tight.

I continued south to SR 351 and turned right on 370th. Wide open dirt road, cattle pasture and fields to the right. Drove right up to the radio tower and walked up to the high point. Easy peasy!

Then I headed back to the road...and just at the end of 370th, a gate, which I hadn't even seen before, was closed! Mercifully, it was not locked and I opened it up, drove through, and closed again. The gate is signed and says "road closed." Oops.

It seems to me though that it would not have been hard to hop the fence and hike in, or get some farm workers to give permission. I passed a few and waved and no one seemed to mind that I was there.

I will try to contact the hunt club and get the alternate points at a future date.
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