Reeves County High Point Trip Report
Date: March 10, 2001
Met others in Balmorhea and headed to a ranch headquarters west of the Barilla Mountains, where
previous arrangements had been made to talk to the ranch manager. We had already arranged access
permission. Please ask for permission before driving this route, it is on private property. The manager
discussed our route, and his maps were better than mine, surely a first. The route heads east from
highway 17 on a good dirt road, starting at BM 4134. It continues past Poly windmill, over a small pass,
and towards Park Windmill. The ridge top road shown on the map leading to High Park Windmill is
unused, don't take it. Instead, head SE along a rough road that follows South Carrizo Draw. You can get
to Hernandez Windmill with 4wd, but we parked 1/4 mile earlier. From here is a short hike with a 500'
gain to the top. An old bulldozer trace makes a good route up the hill. We found Bob Packard's large
cairn on top, and wandered around a bit. No fence line is found on the county line. The volcanic rock
had some nice agate stones scattered about, and we picked up a few on the hike back to the vehicles.
Author Andy Martin