Loving County High Point Trip Report
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Date: March 16, 2000
Author: Scott Surgent
I had given Loving a half-hearted try in January from the south.
This time I'd try from the north through New Mexico. Armed with a good BLM map,
first tried it from the west along gas line roads off of Orla Road (TX FM-652),
but roads gave out too quick. Backtracked north to the highway (I forget the number.
NM-130-something) to another major dirt road which lead southwest (access about 20 miles
west of Jal). Drove in about 12 miles until I met with No Trespassing signs.
Passed over cattle grates among increasingly sketchier roads until I got bogged in sand.
Thank God for 4 wheel drive. Extracted myself and decided to give up. Took a hotel in
Kermit and tried again the next morning, but the southerly approach was gated shut.
I propose Rattlesnake Point for this county's hp since it's a portion of the already
named Rattlesnake Ridge just north the state line in NM.