Driskill Mountain Climber's Log

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skinnywhitecomic

skinnywhitecomic - Jan 3, 2009 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009

HP #14  Sucess!

Pretty glad I did this one in January. I hiked up in the morning and it was still 65 degrees. I can't imagine what it would be like in July or August.

jdm2lpm

jdm2lpm - Dec 8, 2008 12:47 am Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

First High Point

On Dec 6, 2008 my family successfully completed our first high point. We drove in from Barksdale AFB, LA and made our way to Driskill Mountain. It might have been only 535 feet, but it was a victory to us.

Photos: http://mckinney.smugmug.com/gallery/6757501_6zidv/1/431544804_T7Fdu

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jul 20, 2008 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

It Really Was Hot  Sucess!

A very pretty walk, tho.

Kate

Kate - May 31, 2008 8:38 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2008

Route Climbed: From Church  Sucess!

Two Driscolls on Driskill. Good times.

StumblingBear

StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 9:37 am

A Low High  Sucess!

Just followed the newly bladed trail/road to the high point. Was a warm day and no one around. The road/trail was a bit confusing, just follow J.Edgar Hoover, just keep going right.

maddie77777

maddie77777 - May 11, 2008 8:01 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2008

Wow  Sucess!

It was 95 degrees, and so humid it felt like you could cut into the air with a spoon. It was a nice and quiet short hike to the top, and the owners did a great job throwing little bits of history about the property on the walk up.

Ilafan

Ilafan - Mar 20, 2008 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2008

Driftin' on Driskill  Sucess!

Part of the fun with this highpoint is finding it and enjoying the solitude of the area. I saw no one else from the time I left the little town nearby until I summited it. I hiked up the mountain in the late afternoon in very comfortable sunny skies. The summit was very well maintained and the view from just a bit down the path was nice. Overall, Driskill Mt. was worth the trip. Then I lost my ass at the roulette wheel in Shreveport. Darn!

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - Feb 16, 2008 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2008

Nice day trip from DFW  Sucess!

The weather was perfect for my 4 month old son's first road trip and first highpoint. My wife and I took the dogs along as well and enjoyed this short family hike despite the logging noises emanating from across the road.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2007

DRISKILL MTN  Sucess!

THAT GUMBO MUD IS REALLY HARD TO SHED. THE RAIN STOPPED LONG ENOUGH FOR ME TO DO THE SUMMIT AND RETREAT BACK TO THE CAR WHERE I IMMEDIATELY BAGGED MY BOOTS IN A PLASTIC SACK

Redwic

Redwic - Dec 29, 2007 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2007

Watch Out For The Mud!!!  Sucess!

It was a nice morning, but the first half of the dirt road/ path to the summit was a mudpit because it rained the night before . That red clay mud gets everywhere, and sticks like glue!!! The State Highpoint was worth the walk (and the mud), and the false summits were also enjoyable jaunts.

weeds19

weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:43 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2003

Enjoyable stop  Sucess!

This was a nice little hike to a state HP. Enjoyable stop on the roadtrip.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2002

HP #31  Sucess!

Pretty hot day; a good thing we had bought a gallon of lemonade... Had a hard time finding the proper trail to the summit!!!...

rkrevald

rkrevald - Mar 6, 2007 2:20 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2007

Number Two!  Sucess!

May dog Spanky and I had just a little trouble finding the trail to the summit. But.........we made it. Go to http://50summits.blogspot.com for all the details.

CRiedel2

CRiedel2 - Jan 2, 2007 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

New Years Eve (Afternoon)  Sucess!

Hiked the .6 mile trail to the summit and said a little prayer for my father-in-law. Should have brought my camera, it was a nice leg stretcher and a new sign by the church, summit kiosk and benches, and a good cleared view over to Jordan Mountain all apparently done in 2006. Looked like the benches were brand new. Summit cairn was still there and I added a rock to it. Nice little stop, Highpoint #6.

jbslist

jbslist - Dec 13, 2006 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006

Number 5!  Sucess!

Took forever to find the trailhead, but after getting to the top and taking some pics, hiked out and took my lunch on the steps of the church. A glorious day to be alive.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2004

Not a bad little hike!  Sucess!

Was here in 1999 as well. Rather fun little hike.

mad maximus

mad maximus - Jun 16, 2006 5:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2006

In the dark  Sucess!

Arrived on the 20th at 10pm. Tried to find our way in the fog and darkness but then the rain came and we retreated through the mud. Spent the night sleeping under a shelter in town.. then went back through shin deep mud in the morning.

TLP

TLP - May 29, 2006 1:49 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2006

Main Route  Sucess!

The hike up was annoying to me. After a week of travel, and having done Texas the day before, I just wanted to get this over with. The summit had a picture of Jack Longacre on it. Always wondered what the guy looked like. Plus I saw this cool little lizard there, so I guess it was OK.

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jan 23, 2006 1:34 pm

Route Climbed: Main Route Date Climbed: December 29, 2005  Sucess!

Considering the number of dissapointing highpoints in the Southeast, this 535 feet summit is about as good as could be expected. The walk up, while not at all challenging, at least helped you feel like you were climbing to a summit.

koz

koz - Jan 3, 2006 12:50 am

Route Climbed: From the church Date Climbed: July 27, 2004  Sucess!

Highpoint #30 (second of the day, after AR). Rented a minivan & took turns driving from MA (home) to MO-AR-LA-MS-AL-FL & back.

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