Childress County Highpoint Trip Report

five areas 1 1/4 miles east-southeast of the northwest corner of county (2,060+ ft)

Date: May 29, 2005
Author: Bill Schuler

on Estelline NW quadrangle

Driving: From US 287 and TX 356 in Memphis, TX, zero odometer.

0.0   US 287 and TX 356 - go East on 256
6.7   Childress County line - go straight
8.0   Salt Creek Ranch gated field road on left (north) -
        owner's ranch house is to the right (south).

Hiking: With permission, hike about 1 mile north on the field road. It goes north, then east, north, northeast and north. Leave the road in a saddle and go northwest 0.1 mile to the first 2 small areas in an odd shaped contour. Roam a bit to get both points. Hike east to intersect the field road and continue north. The road continues in 0.2 mile into two more 2060+ foot areas with a third just north of the dip between them. Total gain from the car is just over 100 feet in 2.2 round-trip miles. It's open rangeland. Don't disturb the Angus.