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Ascent of Table Mountain on 2013-07-22

Climber: Jeff Hicks

Others in Party:none
Date:Monday, July 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Table Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3847 ft / 1172 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left home at 4:30am. 2+ hours to get to the trailhead. Started hiking at 7:00. Signed trail register a short distance up the trail. Reached the summit in about 2.5 hours. Sweating profusely. This is a pretty strenuous climb on a warm day. The summit is a huge boulder in the trail with a small cairn built on top. Nice view to the right on a side trail just before the boulder. Off to Table mtn. This was a pretty quick down and up to Table. It took about 30 min. The summit is just a small cairn on the right side of the trail. Another nice view to the west just past the summit on a side trail to the left. The trip back down was a nice hike in the woods which I enjoyed. In the end, it was 3 hrs to the summit of Table, and 2 hrs. back to the parking lot. I cooled my feet off in the ice cold water in the stream that is across the street from the parking lot, then drove about a mile east to another parking lot with the Buttermilk falls just a few steps from the parking lot, and cooled my feet off some more. Took a few pictures and headed home. Nice day!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Trailhead:Peekamoose trailhead on Peakamoose Rd.  
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 



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