Driskill Mountain Climber's Log

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chadbw

chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

First HP  Sucess!

First in line on a trip of 16 HP's. Nice trail and great setup on top of the mountain. Great to finally get started on the 50!

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Jul 19, 2012 1:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

Bringing Youth to the Game, Pt. II  Sucess!

After summiting Signal Hill - Mt. Magazine the previous day, I took only four of our high school youth on this other short walk in the woods. Two high school students + my adult chaperone were not feeling at the top of their game.

Even the very unseasoned 15-year-old hiker who was caked in make-up and wore flip-flops (and is terrified of "all bugs") seemed to enjoy herself. Because we left the other three from our group in the van, we didn't dally. We were up and back within 30 minutes. It felt great to tag SHP #23.

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Jun 9, 2012 8:18 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

#3  Sucess!

Signs along a descent little path on private property. Well maintained highpoint area. It is about the best it could be, considering all factors.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Apr 30, 2012 11:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2012

Nice place!  Sucess!

HP #29 for me. HP #13 for Lillian. We visited with friends Sam and Laura from nearby W. Monroe, LA on a southern road trip. Nicely maintained trail and hill top..even with a small and unexpected view!

GlennD

GlennD - Jan 21, 2012 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2010

HP #9  Sucess!

Hit on a cross country drive from MS to CA. Liked the American flags at the top.

CharlieRussell

CharlieRussell - Dec 7, 2011 9:12 am Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2011

Kim & Charlie's grand adventure  Sucess!

2 day/ 2 "summit" trip with my wife Kim. Summit gained via the customary route from the Zion trail head. Battled glacial runoff (Melting ice), AMS (slight headache), and nearly had to abort the summit bid D/T surprise storm moving in (not really, it just sounds good). We pressed on and persevered. Summit achieved at exactly 1200 CST.
Trail was muddy but manageable D/T gravel and pine needles. It is well maintained and marked. Great Thanks to the landowners who keep this open and developed!

McCannster

McCannster - Nov 6, 2011 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

ST HP #15  Sucess!

Sick trip down south to do Driskill. The weather was very pleasant and a little humid. We bagged the "False Mountain" as well as the highpoint. Great little outing in a rural setting.

tubularbills

tubularbills - Sep 28, 2011 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Route Climbed: Main Trail  Sucess!

Go figure, climbed this on the hottest day of the year, I think. It was around 104 with a heat index near 110. A Camelback was essential! This was highpoint #4 for me.

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2005

Dry County in LA?  Sucess!

Dy wouldn't go into the cemetary with me.

xpda

xpda - Aug 10, 2011 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 1996

Louisiana  Sucess!

A night climb, highly technical.

hikelasvegas

hikelasvegas - Jun 21, 2011 1:32 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

HP #16 for Hubby and #6 for me!  Sucess!

hiked late in the afternoon, cool weather. it was hot and muggy so later in the day was better. we were the only ones there !!
hard to find trailhead but we did find it after some turn arounds.

BConley

BConley - Apr 10, 2011 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2011

HP #17  Sucess!

Stopped here on the way home from texas. Was a very to get out of the car and walk a little bit. Trail well marked easy to follow.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Mar 25, 2011 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2011

Pleasant Hike  Sucess!

Nice hike on a cool "spring" morning in north-central Louisiana.

pittbrownie

pittbrownie - Feb 20, 2011 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2011

another one...  Sucess!

Long drive from New Orleans to bag state highpoint #7.

TJ311

TJ311 - Feb 19, 2011 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2011

Easy Hike  Sucess!

We made a short side trip while driving from New Orleans to Dallas after running the Rock & Roll Half Marathon. Good thing this was an easy hike. Very nice area.

Alpinist

Alpinist - Nov 27, 2010 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010

Mt Zion Church  Sucess!

Climbed Mt Magazine and Driskill Mountain during a 2-day highpointing trip with Sarah. The weather was cool but clear both days. (HP #39)

cochin44

cochin44 - Nov 23, 2010 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2010

Great day!  Sucess!

What a very peaceful and enjoyable hike. Me and my 11-year son stopped on the way to the northernmost part of the state. A beautiful quiet highway leads up to the trailhead. No other visitors were there when we arrived, and all we could hear was a few birds chirping. A 55 degree sunny sky made for perfect conditions. Easy to find your way up, just stay on the widest, most traveled looking trail. When you get to the base of the south summit, you will actually head NW and take a clockwise path around it before the last steep approach to the north summit. Perfect for casual or beginning highpointers like myself!

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Nov 10, 2010 7:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2010

Pleasant Morning Hike.  Sucess!

We hiked to the highpoint of Louisiana and then spent some time looking at the old tombstones in the cemetery at the trailhead. State HP #45.

Zandt

Zandt - Apr 30, 2010 1:50 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2010

Humid hike  Sucess!

Getting warm and humid. Quick hike through forest that was probably more wildflower-strewn a few weeks ago. HP#15...and two in one day with Arkansas!

Tracy

Tracy - Apr 10, 2010 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2010

HP #32 - a fun stroll thru the woods  Sucess!

Hiked this one with my son Lance (his 6th HP) on our 5 southern state high points sojourn (this was our 5th state hp in 6 days). I thought it would be more anti-climactic; however it was enjoyable. It was additionally more fun than I expected because we ran into a couple from Las Vegas (where I'm from) on our way up as they were making their way down (small world!!)

If you do this one and have time there is a Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum nearby that is quite interesting. It is located in Gibsland which is 7 to 8 miles north of where law enforcement "off'd" Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on Hwy. 154 in 1934. There is a stone historical marker at the actual site.

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