Ascent of Couchsachraga Peak on 2011-06-14

Climber: Scott V

Others in Party:Mark
Date:Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Couchsachraga Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3793 ft / 1156 m

Ascent Trip Report

Looooooong day. See the report for Panther on the same day. The trails were better after we left the maintained trail.

The trail from "time Square" decends a long way as expected since times square is at about 4200' and Couch is only 3800'. the trail is very good until you hit the swamp in the col between Santanoni and Couch. The swamp has many floating logs to hop on but if you miss be prepared it is deep. The final assent after passing the swamp is pretty short passing over a couple false peaks before the summit. At the top there are decent views of the high peaks to the east and Santanoni and Panther to the SW. The trip back is far more work since you climb back to the ridge before headed back to the maintained trail.

Over all a very challenging day hike but if this one is possible they are all day hikable!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Partly Cloudy
rain early, improved as day went on

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