Ascent of Twin Mountain on 2012-11-04
|Others in Party:||Peggy McGuire|
|Date:||Sunday, November 4, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3640 ft / 1109 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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.
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Time Down:||2 Hours |
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