Ascent of Twin Mountain on 2012-11-04

Climber: Stewart McGuire

Others in Party:Peggy McGuire
Kimberly McGuire
Date:Sunday, November 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Twin Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3640 ft / 1109 m

Ascent Trip Report

This hike was a last minute decision to go. We had tried to include this peak on two previous hikes and had to take a pass both times due to body fatigue. We finally made it up! It was in the mid 30s but clear with occasional snow flurries. There was a slight dusting of snow on the ground that fell the night before. Getting up to Pecoy Notch was a piece of cake. From there, it got more difficult as we did not have micro-spikes with us. There were several steep rock scrambles that would normally have not been a problem on warmer dry days, but this day there was ice on the rocks in several places. We DID manage to get past those tricky spots and reached the summit of the mountain in 3 hours. The trip down was less difficult due to gravity helping and the fact that the sun had melted much of the ice we passed on the way up. Overall, a great hike on a brisk November day!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1818 ft / 554 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:Pecoy Notch Trail to Devil's Path
    Trailhead:Roaring Kill Road Trailhead  1822 ft / 555 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Overcast
Mostly dry with occasional snow flurries.
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 

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