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Ascent of Wittenberg Mountain on 2008-05-31

Climber: Thomas Dickson

Date:Saturday, May 31, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wittenberg Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3780 ft / 1152 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started at 6am from parking area by myself and was on top of Wittenberg Mt. by 8:30am. It was windy for most of the hike, but it helped to keep me cool. When I got to the top I could see the Ashokan Reservoir. The view was not that good because of the clouds. From there I went on to Connell Mt.. I was on Cornell Mt. by 9am and back on Wittenberg by 9:24am. There was no other person around on either summit.I ran into eleven other people on the way back down, all within two miles of the begining of the trail.That is when it started to rain. I was back at the car at 11:18am. What a hike! Iam going to do it again in the winter.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2430 ft / 741 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2430 ft / 741 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Wittenberg Slide Trail(red)
    Trailhead:Woodland Valley parking area  1350 ft / 411 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:same
    Trailhead:Wittenberg Mt. summit  3780 ft / 1152 m



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