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Ascent of Red Hill on 2012-05-20

Climber: Michael Rider

Date:Sunday, May 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2980 ft / 908 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a bushwack up from the DEP non-permit land on Denning Road. The pulloff is just before the second bridge past the Wildcat Mountain Road temporary bridge. The access is about 30' wide surrounded by no trespassing signs.

I signed in on the trail register and saw the maintainer was up staining the cabin. Left Mary's car at the trailhead and I drove down to Denning Road.

We headed across the grass and up the steep. Spotted lots of familiar rock ledges along the way. Ran into the huge yellow birch tree. More ledges and some ferns. Amazingly hit the corner of private property dead on again.

Followed the property line up to an old road that connects with the trail. Took the road to the trail and headed up.

Reached the cabin and found the maintainer ready to have a sandwich. He opened the tower for us and was very nice. I talked to him about volunteering at the tower. He moved the register box off the porch and onto the side of the cabin and took the sign down to repaint the lettering.

More people came up. Doug Hamilton, the maintainer, wanted to leave but stayed for each new group of people. Mary and I had lunch and hung about longer. Some people from Callicoon were there. Talked about everything.

Headed down the trail and took lots of photos of trillium. At the trailhead we went down Old Dinch to explore. Found the remains of the old bridge and a smaller bridge that's mostly intact. The Neversink was too fast and deep to cross at the point where the road crosses. Returned to the trailhead by the old road.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Bushwack
Descent Statistics
    Route:Red Hill Trail



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