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Ascent of Overlook Mountain on 2010-09-18

Climber: Thomas Spencer

Others in Party:SOLO
Date:Saturday, September 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Overlook Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3140 ft / 957 m

Ascent Trip Report

I've been getting really lucky with the weather on the days I have off. This was a gorgeous Saturday for a hike. I love the town of Woodstock so this trip was extra special for me. Some very excited hippie stood at the village green and waved to me as I turned onto CR 33 so that was a nice start. This was a unique hike as the trail was really more a gravel road which you could easily drive a car up if there wasn't a barrier at the trailhead. As usual 360 degree views from the tower were stunning as well as from the lookout just down past the observer's cabin. I spent most of my time however among the ruins of the old Overlook Hotel. There were at least 5 other people walking around taking pictures or just exploring the area. Only bad part of the day was when I got back to the parking area two guys were fighting about parking in the lot and going to the temple across the street. I had to finally tell them to relax and since I was leaving he could have my spot. All in all though a great day with grreat views and #21 in the FTC.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 12 Minutes



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