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Ascent of Palisades-Alpine Summit on 2010-03-21

Climber: Michael Schwartz

Date:Sunday, March 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Palisades-Alpine Summit
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:550 ft / 167 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the moment, this "peak" is accessible without blatant trespassing. Using the blown-up aerial photo, notice a two-track road heading west from US-9W. This road is easily spotted on the ground at (40.97615 X 73.91466). Park along the wide shoulder of 9W and walk west about 1/10 mile to higher ground, in a sort of no-man's-land between two typically huge Alpine houses. At the highpoint there has been forest clearing, and utilities are in place, so it appears this two-track road will soon become the driveway to another private home behind and between the two houses fronting on 9W. Anyone wanting to conquer Alpine Peak hassle-fee should do so now.
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