Ascent of Wittenberg Mountain on 2014-04-05
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, April 5, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3780 ft / 1152 m|
Ascent Trip Report1 of 3 of the day for this out & back. Temps were in the high 30s but the wind was blustery all day. Trail conditions at lower elevation (up ~2500) was mostly free of snow with a few patches of ice here and there. Snow accumulation increased dramatically with every 100 feet of elevation or so, with probably 6-8 inches past the Terrace Mtn junction. Fortunately I started early so the snow was icy and not an issue without snowshoes. Had a few flurries on and off throughout the day; the sun would occasionally poke out for a minute but it was primarily overcast and moody.
The trail to the Terrace Mtn junction was well sloped and not too bad overall. A few precarious pitches from this junction to Wittenberg, especially with the ice, but not too much of a hassle with microspikes. Reached the summit in good time and enjoyed the contrast from the moody skies.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Woodland Valley Trail|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast|
Cold and blowing; flurries on and off
|Ascent Part of Trip: Catskills 4/5/14|
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