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Ascent of Overlook Mountain on 2011-03-19

Climber: Jamie Bretz

Others in Party:Matt Massa
Date:Saturday, March 19, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Overlook Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3140 ft / 957 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked from trail head parking lot on Platte Cove Road following Blue Blazes to Overlook Summit. There was still about a foot of snow on the ground but everything was thawing in the sun. We ended up post-holing the whole way to the summit because the thaw had weakened the snow pack. It was very slow going. Visited the fire tower and the ruins but decided not to turn back and camp at Devil's Kitchen lean-to due to the snow conditions and the amount of daylight left. We hiked down the south side of Overlook to the Meads Mountain Road trail head parking. We took a taxi to the southern dead end of Platte Cove Road and hiked the 2 miles back to our car. We didnt realize this road gains ~1000 feet in elevation. Our legs were burning by the time we were finished.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Overlook Trail Blue
    Trailhead:Platte Clove Nature Preserve  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Meads Trail



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