Driskill Mountain Climber's Log

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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.

Pedaldance

Pedaldance - Jan 20, 2010 10:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

HP #5  Sucess!

HP'd Arkansas the day before, rained the whole way down to LA. Made for a wet, soggy hike. Not too bad, though, as the trail is sandy. Sun came out half-way up the mountain, so beautiful views, birds tweeting, and over all a pleasant and enjoyable hike =)

IHaveArrived

IHaveArrived - Jan 20, 2010 1:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

HP #6  Sucess!

Drove from Arkansas after doing Signal Hill. Started at the church, with rain coming down and a fairly muddy trail. On to Texas.

Hotoven

Hotoven - Dec 23, 2009 9:13 am Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2009

great hike in the woods.  Sucess!

Great short hike. My family and I took the more wooded path up, and it was very beautiful!

kavak

kavak - Dec 7, 2009 10:41 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2009

Mt Zion Church TH  Sucess!

While visiting for Thanksgiving in Tulsa, my youngest son and I gave this one a go. I think the caretakers have made it "far too easy" now to follow the trail to the summit. Nice view of Jordan mountain from one of the vantage points. I find it incredible that the red mud on the soles of my boots from Driskill still linger in the crevices even though I have been out hiking in the snow a couple of times since.

cheetah262

cheetah262 - Nov 20, 2009 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

surprising...  Sucess!

loved the church/cemetery "trailhead", including the two outhouses...no chance to get lost on the .8 mile "trek" up to the summit---lots of info posted. Fun little evening jaunt....too bad there isn't a nice little guest house nearby! Had to drive to Shreveport for the evening.

BadgerSummitSeeker

BadgerSummitSeeker - Aug 27, 2009 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008

HP # 9  Sucess!

Had to wait out a steady rainfall with some lightning before I was finally able to make a dash for the summit. Slogged through some mud (in my new running shoes :( It seems that they've added a little to the summit since the photos I had seen in Wingers book. Nice views of N. Louisiana. Surprising to see rolling hills in Lousiana. Pretty countryside by Driskill Mt.

jeffh25

jeffh25 - Jul 14, 2009 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009

Gnat-tastic  Sucess!

Nice little walk in the woods but there were a ton of gnats. I had to use my shirt as a swatter.

osatrik

osatrik - Jun 29, 2009 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 1990

Summit register?? Not back in 1990   Sucess!

#35 for me, number 34 for my daughter Vanessa, and the last of the SHPs under 1600 feet for the two of us to visit. With this hike, we completed all SHPs east of the Mississippi except Virginia, which I did not climb until May, 2009, on the final push for the last of my 49 state high points.

sgb02d

sgb02d - Feb 9, 2009 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2009

Perfect Day  Sucess!

Weather couldn't be any better. 25th B-Day!

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.

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