Ector County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: March 10, 2005
Followed Andy martin's excellent directions but ran into a locked gate about a
mile from the highpoint. On the other side of the gate was a private paved road.
(There were no signs restricting entry to this point.) Backtracking to Notrees,
I headed north on State Route 302 for exactly one mile and found the
intersection where the paved road joined SR 302.
Drove through an open gate with a parked truck next to it blocking the
"no trespassing" signs. What I did see was an array of padlocks which sent up a
bunch of red flags - which I ignored. Upon exiting, found the gate locked-closed.
Was able to track down a workman at an antenna site who let me out -
after trying to kid me that I was stuck there for the rest of the day.
My understanding is other highpointers have met the property owner, Mr. Cole,
and he was quite hospitable even offering to drive them around his ranch.
I would agree with Andy that the highpoint mound is likely manmade.
Author: Bill Jacobs