Moore County High Point Trip Report

elevation 3,825+ ft

Date: November 11, 2000
Author: Scott Surgent

The day began very early, as I left my hotel in Amarillo well before sun-up. It was cold and very foggy as I drove up US-287 about 40 miles to Dumas. I hit some moderate rain while in Dumas.

To get to the highpoint, drive about 4 miles north of Dumas (2 miles north of the junction with FM-119) to County Road I. Turn left (west) onto "I" for 3.5 miles to a T-intersection with County Road B. Turn right (north) for 2 miles, then turn left with the road onto County Road G. Proceeding west, the pavement ends at 4 miles. Then, 3 miles after the pavement ends, turn left (south) onto County Line Road for 1 mile to a site of an old windmill. It was on its side in obvious disrepair when I was there. The highpoint is along a road that goes west from this site. I walked about 500 feet and stepped on some berms, but the flatness makes determining "the" highpoint impossible. But I was inside the contour, that's for sure.

The weather was still very foggy and misty; the roads were pretty good, if a bit goopy. My shoes got very muddy. In the early morning (it was only 7:30 am) and in the pall of fog, the quiet and stillness was quite impressive.

Along County Road G and its intersections with other roads, there are some large (20+ ft) berms that are obviously man-made and do not appear on the topo. I passed on these.