Ascent of Thomas Cole Mountain on 2011-08-27
|Others in Party:||Justin Wixson|
|Date:||Saturday, August 27, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Thomas Cole Mountain|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3940 ft / 1200 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter the more rigorous hikes up Blackhead and Black Dome via the Batavia Kill trail, my nephew and I made our way up Thomas Cole Mountain. The peak has no views and despite being named after an important figure in American art history and its nearly 4000-foot height, Thomas Cole is a rather banal accomplishment. Views are nonexistent and there isn't even a proper sign marking the summit. Still, it was nice to complete all three of the principal peaks in the Blackhead Range in fair weather. The final descent from Thomas Cole over Camel's Hump and Caudal was interesting, particularly the largely overgrown sections of trail that appear to get little use. Plant life was interesting, too...
GPS file is available via my Blackhead Mountain trail report...
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Rain began as we descended from Thomas Cole; at times, showers were quite heavy and precipitated a q
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