Ascent of Bearpen Mountain on 2012-03-11

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Date:Sunday, March 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bearpen Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

One other car in PA (snowplow turnaround really) when I arrived. 32 deg F at start. Hike up CR3 was ok, turn to Vly and the wind really picked up. Trails / roads to Vly and Bearpen were both covered with 2 to 3 inches of snow but not much ice - barebooted the hole way. Path to Vly takes you through 5 or 6 ledges. I was lucky enough to be able to follow other's footprints from prior days. Signed in at Vly canister but used the wrong date - 3/10 instead of 3/11 - don't tell the canister police. Back down to cabin for a snack and met two hikers coming off Bearpen. Hike up Bearpen was a little steep on the roads but the wind was gone, then onto a ridge walk a good way to the summit viewpont. Back down the way I came "dancing" to my tunes. Saw 7 hikers on the way down CR3 - two were of the canine type. PA was full with 6 cars when I finished. Beautiful day in all and it really warmed up.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:871 ft / 266 m
    Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 366 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:871 ft / 266 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:Hunter's Cabin  2729 ft / 831 m
    Time Up:48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 366 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Trailhead:CR3 Snowplow Turnaround  2400 ft / 731 m
    Time Down:53 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: CAT Vly Bearpen

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Vly Mountain2012-03-11
2Bearpen Mountain2012-03-11 B
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Sedlak
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