Delta County High Point Trip Report
six areas in or near Pecan Gap (590+ ft)
Date: February 8, 2004
Author: Dave Olson
The most significant thing about the six HP areas of Delta county is the people
you will meet as you get permission to visit each HP area. Bill Jacobs and I
did them from west to east, and I will describe them in that order.
We came in on FM 64 from the west.
HP#1: Just past the county line is the corner with FM 904 and Crawford Street.
Check with Mr. Crawford (see below), and then stop at the house northwest of the
corner of FM 64 and Crawford Street. We let the elderly couple know who we were
and what we were doing. They allowed us to go through the gate in their back
yard into the HP#1 pasture. The county line is about half-way between the two
fences and the local terrain relief is very low. This spot could be just as
high as that spot fifty feet away, far as we could tell. GPS helped to put us
in the right spot.
HP#2: Go north on Crawford Street. One long block north is a right hand turn
on "Pilgrims Rest" street. The large weathered house northwest of the corner is
unoccupied. The next house east, also large and weathered, is the home of
Mr. Crawford, who owns HP#1 and HP#2. Stop and get permission from him.
HP#2, behind and extending northwest of the two houses is large and has noticeable
local relief. This was enjoyable to visit.
HP#3: Go east one more house, a modern house with a fenced front yard, two big
"Beware of Dog" signs and two big dogs to beware of. This fellow was pleasant.
HP#3 is behind his house and has very low local relief. It seemed to us lower
than HP#2 and we believe it can be skipped.
Head east on Pilgrims Rest, which becomes Miller.
HP#4: 2nd street, extending north from Miller, bisects this HP area.
During our visit we thought the terrain is higher north rather than south in this HP area.
It could be highest in either of two pastures or two back yards.
HP#5: A very narrow area south of a pond east of town. The pond is left behind
from a gravel pit, and the narrow area is overburden scraped off the pit by
bulldozers and piled against the fence line. It is manmade and need not be visited.
Great fun though.
HP#6: From #5 go south-southeast uphill to the fenced, windbreak corner of the
farm field. The top rounds to a flat and we hiked all about 150 foot radius of
the corner and could only presume that we got to the highest point inside HP#6.