Ascent of Jug Mountain on 2012-05-18

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Friday, May 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jug Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1755 ft / 534 m

Ascent Trip Report

I crossed the West Mill Brook Trail Ford by sliding over a downed tree, then started my trail hike to a first gate and parking area baring further car travel along the Dix Wilderness Trail. Here I bushwacked an old road heading northwest going up and over Jug Mtn's northeast ledges and rock slopes and at times needing to backtrack safer routes up to an open rocky summit view. I was surprised to find a primitive lean-to just below the summit, built of saplings under a large tin roof sheltering horse shoes in a back corner. I admired a summit of plump, green blueberries just waiting to ripen. An orange blazed (maybe hunter's) trail went down more easily past the steep, ledges and more westerly to a ravine and stream which descent arrives at a second Dix Wilderness Trail gate with blue property paint blazes and more orange surveyor's tape about, yippee!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:755 ft / 230 m
    Elevation Loss:755 ft / 230 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:755 ft / 230 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:West Mill Brook Tr, Dix Wilderness Tr & Bushwack
    Trailhead:West Mill Brook Trail Ford  1000 ft / 304 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:755 ft / 230 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Orange Path, Bushwack, Dix Wilderness Tr & West Mi
    Trailhead:West Mill Brook Trail Ford  1000 ft / 304 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 3 Minutes

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