Ascent of Vly Mountain on 2008-12-15

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:solo hike
Date:Monday, December 15, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vly Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3529 ft / 1075 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bushwhacked most of the way up from the hunter's cabin and found a blue-blazed path not far below the summit. This path took me directly to the canister. Decided to follow these blazes for as far as I could on the descent. This path kind of faded out in spots and the blazes were a little sporadic, but I eventually arrived back at the road within sight of the cabin. There were even two small cairns marking the start of the path which I totally missed on the way up.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:bushwhack-herd path
    Trailhead:hunter's cabin on Halcott Mt. Rd.  
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Part of Trip: Bearpen-Vly ascent (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bearpen Mountain2008-12-15
2Vly Mountain2008-12-15

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