Ascent of East Dix Mountain on 2011-08-05

Climber: Nikki Goldstein

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 Report

Hiked 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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