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Ascent of West Kill Mountain on 2009-03-14

Climber: Ted Wallace

Date:Saturday, March 14, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Kill Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3880 ft / 1182 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the last lot on 6. Followed Diamond Notch trail (blue) southeast to the Devil's Path, then to the summit. Didn't go the extra mile to the southwest peak - had to be back to nap before work that night.

Beautiful day. Gorgeous views from Buck Ridge Lookout just before the summit. Looking down on Hunter Mountain Ski Area, and out (north) to the Blackhead Range. Beautiful day; very quiet except for the wind in the valleys below - I thought it was traffic at first.

Still plenty of ice on the trails; crampons the whole way up. Saw a few people slip-sliding their way up when I reached the base again - I doubt they could have made it past the few tricky spots w/o crampons. Too bad they were carrying their snowshoes (extra weight), no reason for them unless it snows again this season.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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