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Ascent of Bearpen Mountain on 2008-11-22

Climber: Ted Wallace

Others in Party:Scott Smith.
Date:Saturday, November 22, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bearpen Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

About 13 degrees out - not sure if that qualifies as "frigid". Light snow falling; maybe 2 inches total on the ground. Came in from the south on Greene County Route 3; parked just below the big white "No Trespassing...Private Land...No Access to Top of Mountain" sign. Followed 3 (it becomes a woods road) up to the hunting cabin, made a right (south-southeast) and followed the herd path along the private/park line (blue & yellow paint on the trees) to the summit of Vly. Pretty easy cannister to find. Then back down to 3 and on to Bearpen - through the parking area for the hunting cabin. Followed atv/woods trails for most of the way. Couple of switchbacks; there's a cairn on the right-hand side, at which point we turned into the woods for a short bushwack. Popped back out at another cairn on the side of another atv/woods trail and followed that to the summit of Bearpen (no cannister). Good directions from catskillhiker.com.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Overcast
Light snow falling.
Ascent Part of Trip: Bearpen & Vly 11-22-2008

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Vly Mountain2008-11-22 a
2Bearpen Mountain2008-11-22 b



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