Ascent of Overlook Mountain on 2014-01-03

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, January 3, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Overlook Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3140 ft / 957 m

Ascent Trip Report

With a ton of snow and a winter storm warning in effect, I strapped my snowboard to my backpack, put on my snowshoes and hiked to the summit of Overlook Mountain. I went all the way to the summit. Right after the Mountain house I bushwhacked along the ridge to the right for the great views.

It was super cold and windy at the summit and even hours after my assent my finger tips hurt. I swapped boots put my snowshoes into my bag and went down. It was kinda slow and a lot of walking for about half a mile until I reached the Overlook Mountain Hotel then it was pretty great boarding from there on out. I got back to the trailhead. signed out and decided, hey its only 2. I've got time and want to do it again!

I hiked up to the Overlook Mountain Hotel wapped boots strapped my snowshoes to the outside because I was out of the wind and had more time. It took me 44 minutes and 45 seconds to hike up the 1.8 mile stretch. It took me 11 minutes to get down. The sun was setting and it was a gorgeous orange color everywhere!

It was a fantastic day.

My second winter summit for the New York Fire Tower challenge, first of the Catskills.

*For "Gear/Help Used" skis=snowboard

GPS route is just for the first trek up. My phone's battery got low. Next time I'll start it when I plan to descend on my board to get those speeds!

Created by Google My Tracks on Android.
Name: 1/3/2014 12:33pm
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 3.85 km (2.4 mi)
Total time: 1:05:03
Moving time: 1:00:35
Average speed: 3.55 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.82 km/h (2.4 mi/h)
Max speed: 15.61 km/h (9.7 mi/h)
Average pace: 16:53 min/km (27:10 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15:43 min/km (25:18 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 3:51 min/km (6:11 min/mi)
Max elevation: 944 m (3097 ft)
Min elevation: 530 m (1740 ft)
Elevation gain: 390 m (1279 ft)
Max grade: 44 %
Min grade: 1 %
Recorded: 1/3/2014 12:33pm
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1400 ft / 427 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Overlook Spur
    Trailhead:Meads TH  1740 ft / 530 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Snowshoes
    Weather:Frigid, Extremely Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 1 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Days 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 1/3/13 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Overlook Mountain2014-01-03
2Overlook Mountain-Overlook Mountain Hotel2014-01-03
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Trevor Kent
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