Ascent of Vly Mountain on 2010-02-27

Climber: Ted Wallace

Date:Saturday, February 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vly Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3529 ft / 1075 m

Ascent Trip Report

Couldn't get to Bearpen this day. About 4 feet of fresh snow on the ground - I was sinking in to my knees, even with my snowshoes on. And the snow was HEAVY, to boot. Took me 7 hours to go six miles. Had to fight for every step. Had to park about a mile down from the snowplow turnaround becuase the snowplow hadn't been up 3 in a while - but it came through while I was hiking and plowed me in.

If anything, this hike was a great workout. Definitely the hardest hike I've been on, so quite a sense of accomplishment at the finish. It was like doing a tire-run through jeep mud tires along the side of a mountain. With 5 lb. weights on my ankles. Slept well that night.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Overcast

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