Ascent of Blueberry Hill on 2016-03-03

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Thursday, March 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blueberry Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:360 ft / 109 m

Ascent Trip Report

Along wide mostly dry jogging trails circling Blueberry Hill, dark overcast thought rain, dropped hail so able to still explore trails;
First warm spring day to further explore the pine barrens and trails;
Ripe red raspberries enjoyed along the trails, jogging;
Trails are newly re-blazed, with improvement and trail closures, tortoise ran (walk/run) Red & Yellow Trails with White Trail to yet re-explore sometime!
With trails now re-opened, I ran/walked all the Hill's circuit of trails including to explore new, beautiful aspects of the Pine Bush open sand dunes out along the re-opened White Trail, finally meeting a fat-tire bike when dodging a fast descending bicyclist at hike's end (left-overs from trail head plowing is only sign of winter snow, all trails dry but one large puddle-patch of ice).
Lots of ripe blackberries all along the way, tho not many juicy berries as its been a dry summer; pair of joggers left me standing still.
Trails today are a hard crust of easy running frozen hail after a Friday night rain of complete snow melt in 60°F weather, with an early morning turn to hail, snow and freeze!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:190 ft / 57 m
    Total Elevation Loss:190 ft / 57 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:70 ft / 21 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 30 ft / 9 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Yellow Tr
    Start Trailhead:Columbia Circle TH #4   330 ft / 100 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:150 ft / 45 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 30 ft / 9 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Gain on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Red Tr, White Tr, Tote Rd, Red Tr & Yellow Tr
    End Trailhead:Columbia Circle TH #4   330 ft / 100 m
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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