Ascent of Indian Head on 2012-05-20
|Others in Party:||Justin Wixson (nephew)|
|Date:||Sunday, May 20, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3573 ft / 1089 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe weather in the Catskills was GLORIOUS as my nephew and I climbed Indian Head Mountain from the Prediger Road trailhead. We ran out of time or else we'd have also bagged Twin.
The going was a bit muddy in in few spots just after the intersection of the main trail with the Jimmy Dolan Notch trail. The variety on this trail makes it a treat--one gets peaceful woods walk with placid streams, steep pitches of ascent, narrow paths hovering over long, dangerous drops, scrambling, and multiple viewpoints (at least 4 distinct spots that I found) from which to view and photograph the surrounding landscape (I particularly enjoyed my glimpses of the Overlook Mountain tower/summit and Karma Triyana Dharmachakra).
In addition to the exciting climbing to get to the viewpoints, the long, peaceful walk along the summit ridge of Indian Head was a sheer joy. The descent down the Notch--though steep--went very quickly.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Kurt Phaneuf
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