Ector County High Point Trip Report
Date: March 10, 2001
Racing the sinking sun we checked out a southern approach to Winkler county (locked), and then headed
on to the hamlet of Notrees, which actually has a couple trees. Leading north out of Notrees is the first
divided highway dirt track I'd seen - two decent oil patch service roads, side by side, with a fence right
down the middle (only in TX). We took the west road, as the Ector county HP is on the west side of fence.
This HP had me concerned, as it is a suspicious isolated 3,380'+ rise right next to a gravel pit. We parked
at the base, scampered up, and left a register at the top. Given the geological knowledge that has rubbed
off on me from my rambles with Professor Lobdell, I deem this gravel knoll highly suspect (though bushes
are growing on it), and we wandered over to the two nearby 3,360'+ areas to the northwest.
Hopefully nothing else as high (or higher) will be found in Ector county. I plan on revising the TX list.
I was able to get my Honda to the base of Surgent Spire (hill 3380), and we settled in for a windy night.
Author Andy Martin