Ascent to Overlook Mountain-Overlook Mountain Hotel on 2014-01-03
|Date:||Friday, January 3, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||Overlook Mountain - Overlook Mountain Hotel|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||2940 ft / 896 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWith 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
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|
| Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Route:||Overlook Spur|
| Trailhead:||Meads TH |
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Skis, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Frigid, Extremely Windy, Clear|
Winter Weather Warning
| Time Up:||0 Days 0 Hours 44 Minutes|
| Time Down:||0 Days 0 Hours 11 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 1/3/13 (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
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