Ascent of East Dix Mountain on 2012-08-26

Climber: Dennis Van Amburgh

Others in Party:John Sasso -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Mike Stahl
Date:Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Dix Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4026 ft / 1227 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finished my 46 on this peak with John and Mike. Ascended via Rt 73 North Bouquet -> S Bouquet to do the Great Slide of East Dix. We didnt realize the herd path started from the 'driveway' up from the PA; we actually hopped over the highway and hiked directly from the N Bouquet crossing on 73. We hit the herd path briefly but didn't see the water crossing, so just followed the stream up a narrow fisherman's path till we caught up with the herd path again just north of the ponds. From there on it was very clear. Took the second slide up, was gorgeous and blood pumping the whole way up, well worth it!! Weather was a little warm but other than that was an excellent day and finish of the 46. John presented me a 46 patch and shook my hand as did Mike, both 46ers. It felt good. Played with my APRS beaconing on 2M and was able to get some packets out from the summit. Hike back was easy just warm, cooled down at the water crossings. Not sure of the miles on this, seemed a little over 10 with the missteps we took early on the hike.
Summary Total Data
    Route:South Bouquet River
    Trailhead:Rt 73   
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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