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Ascent of West Kill Mountain on 2008-07-01

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Steven Ortiz
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Kill Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3880 ft / 1182 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful hike. One of my favorites. A nice walk along the West Kill till you come to Diamond Notch Falls. Lots of picture taking here. Stopped for a rest at the "cave". Our next stop was Buck Ridge Lookout. One of the most spectacular views in the Catskills. 180% of mountain view's. Lots of picture taking here also. Bugs were real bad at the lookout so we stayed for a short time. Summited West Kill and returned the way we came. Will be returning here for a winter hike for sure.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Elevation Loss:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Extra Loss:1820 ft / 554 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Diamond Notch Tr / Devils Path
    Trailhead:Spruceton Rd  2060 ft / 627 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1820 ft / 555 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Devils Path / Diamond Notch Tr
    Trailhead:Spruceton Rd  2060 ft / 627 m



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