Ascent of East Dix Mountain on 2011-08-05
|Others in Party:||Adam|
2 dogs (Chloe & Ruben)
|Date:||Friday, August 5, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||East Dix Mountain|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4026 ft / 1227 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked up the slide via the herd path from Rt. 73. Excellent hike, and the slide is a lot of fun, although much more difficult near the top. Views are gorgeous - weather was mostly overcast but clear and calm. Would NOT recommend bringing dogs up the slide. We had a lab and a golden that successfully made it, although there were moments where we were dragging them and pretty sure we could go no further. We descended via the herd path to the side of the slide (didn't know it was an option beforehand), and out by the same route we came in. Spent one night alongside the trail on the way in (about 2.5 miles in, near river); trail includes some beautiful camp spots along the river for backpackers. One site further had beautiful swimming hole right by it, as did a site early in the trail.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Mostly overcast, calm & clear, warm|
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