DeWitt County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: October 21, 2004
Author: Ken Oeser

From Texas 119 at the DeWitt/Karnes county line, go northwest about 200 feet and turn left onto the gravel road mentioned by Bob Martin. Follow this road about 0.2 mile, then turn left into a driveway that goes to the farm shown on the topo just south of the radio tower. This farm is owned by the friendly Robert Muschalek and family. He owns both points.

After talking with him for a few minutes, we walked the short distance to the northern spot in the field with the radio tower then, with permission, drove south through his grass fields to within 100 yards of the southern area to an area where he was baling hay. We walked to the fence intersection and hit the higher bumps along the fence, although the one at the corner may be highest.

The Muschalek's plan on turning an old house into a Bed-and-Breakfast, likely opening next year. It seems the area is good for wildflowers and their son also leads bird and butterfly tours all over the place. By chance, Ms. Muschalek had been to the dentist earlier that day, which happens to be where the owner of the Karnes county highpoint works. She called the lady and got permission for us to drive about 1.3 miles northwest along Highway 119 and park at her house, about 0.25 mile south of the highpoint.

From here we hiked through a field with cattle, then crossed a fence and skirted thorn scrub to the highpoint area, which is in the middle of a thorny area.