Rockwall County High Point Trip Report

three areas - including spot elevation 624 (620+ ft)

Date: November 11, 2002
Authors: Bob Martin and Scott Surgent

John Garner's report from 2000 mentioned new homes being built in the area. We were concerned the hps might now be in back yards and all but impossible to access. Fortunately, not so.

Exit I-30 at FM-549, and go north over a pair of railroad tracks to the first right turn, about 0.3 mile north of I-30. This road is called Riding Club Road (according to the map). Turn onto this road and proceed about 0.7 mile to a home across the street from a radio tower. The HP bulge is visible in an unfenced side-yard about 100 paces from the home itself. We knocked but no one was home. Chickens were our company. The map shows a dashed road in this contour but it is no longer there.

Back on Riding Club Road, continue east briefly, cross the railroad tracks twice, and now proceed north about 0.6 mile toward a paved road (TX-66). Just before the intersection, the road crests and the second HP area is just off to the west in an open pasture ringed by some homes, but sufficiently far away to not cause concern. The HP is close to a garage structure.

Now on TX-66, go west a mile back to FM-549, then south 0.5 mile to another distinct rise in the road. The final HP area is a short walk into a field behind some homes. It's the smallest of the 3 areas but is fairly pronounced.

Impossible to say which of the 3 areas is the highest. Visit all 3. The journey took about 30 minutes.