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Ascent of Vly Mountain on 2008-05-10

Climber: Alan Bangel

Others in Party:alone
Date:Saturday, May 10, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Vly Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3529 ft / 1075 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike #21 and summit #27 for the Catskill 3500 Club. (6th year)
On this hike I decided to Bushwhack. Parking below along the road I hiked up and then to the right to pass far enough from houses so as not to be noticed. I did not search for herd paths and as I gained elevation found several entering from my left which indicated that the hikers generally came in from a different area than I was using. Spring was in its early stages on the hill and great clumps of berry canes impeded a lot of my hiking both up and down. I had to search to find ways around as opposed to through. A difficult process and one that extended the hike significantly. At the summit I was on a herd path and used it for the last few hundred feet and then the start of my decent.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1521 ft / 463 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1521 ft / 463 m
    Trailhead:2008 ft / 612 m
Descent Statistics



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