Ascent of Penn Mountain on 2012-01-22

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Sunday, January 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Penn Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1813 ft / 552 m

Ascent Trip Report

Penn Mtn Rd at French Rd Jct is a seasonal road providing snowmobile access to a major north south thru way. I snowshoe jogged Penn Mtn Rd, which showed both truck driving and snowmobile track, to a Forest Road going north just before thruway and high speed snowmobilers. This road led to a crisscross of wood roads, herd paths and open woods paralleling snowmobile trail towards summit. An open clearing at summit showed unbroken snow along its entering Tower Road, a tower no longer there, and an axe blazed shade tree among nearby evergreens. I retraced my steps to Penn Mtn Rd and its thru way junction, the view to be had was in descending to French Rd.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:387 ft / 118 m
    Elevation Loss:387 ft / 118 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:387 ft / 118 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:Penn Mtn Rd, Forest Rd, Herd Paths & Open Woods
    Trailhead:Penn Mtn Road Seasonal  1426 ft / 434 m
    Time Up:33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:387 ft / 118 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Open Woods, Herd Paths, Forest Rd & Penn Mtn Rd
    Trailhead:Penn Mtn Road Seasonal  1426 ft / 434 m
    Time Down:36 Minutes

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