Stephens County High Point Trip Report

Date: May 28, 2001
Author: David Olson

From US 81 and the north county line head 1.5 miles east, then a little south. We parked next to the access road to the water tank on top of the hill. The dog in the property to the north barked. The gate was closed and not locked. We hiked up to the water tank, which may be on or slightly west of the northeast HP area, then crossed the fence and hiked west to the northwest area, then back to the main pasture and south to the south area. As we hiked to the south area we encountered two dogs and saw a fellow standing by the west edge of the pasture. We waved to him and he waved back.

At least one of the areas (south one) looks like a quasi-manmade mound. My guess is that many years ago a rancher cleared brush from the top of the hill and piled the brush to one side. The heap collected windblown dirt and decomposed also, making the mound(s) we see today. The south and northwest HP areas are covered with trees and a mass of blackberry briars.