Ascent of Beech Mountain on 2011-11-20
|Date:||Sunday, November 20, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3118 ft / 950 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed the Flynn Trail into the Beech Mountain Preserve, then took the fork off the Flynn Trail which circles around and then up Beech Mountain. I bushwhacked up the north side of Beech Mountain, a short but steep ascent onto the flat summit. Spot elevation 3118' appears to be south of a small marshy area, but I "Lobdelized" most of the summit just to make sure.
After descending back down to the woods road that forked off from the Flynn Trail, I briefly considered bushwhacking to Mongaup Mountain to claim it for the Catskill Hundred Highest, but opted instead to bag "Hodge Pond Peak" 2,985' (which I added to the Peakbagger database). Hodge Pond Peak is located west of Hodge Pond and is the lowest of the Catskill Hundred Highest. It is a short bushwhack off the trail, but the hike around Hodge and Frick Ponds make this loop a great day hike with plenty of variety. Most of it is on wide grassy snowmobile paths.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
| Route:||Flynn Trail/Bushwhack|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Beech Mountain Preserve (0 nights total away from roads)|
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