Ascent of Averill Peak on 2015-11-28

Climber: Richard Hachem

Date:Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Averill Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3803 ft / 1159 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had just finished Lyon and headed directly to Averill. I lost some time looking for the trailhead, but found it. It's a road with abandoned houses and a large area of dirt and broken trees. I was in a hurry to go back to Lyon, my girlfriend was still going up the mountain. So I went hard, but tired. The trail follows electric lines to the top. It's not that easy to run, lots of rocks and there was ice and snow. It took 45 minutes to get to the electric tower, but then the bushwalk looked pretty nasty. There was a thousand feet to go, but everything was blown down and very dense. I almost decided to go back, but it wasn't that nice going up so decided to go anyways.

It took about 35 minutes to cross 1000 feet and it wasn't pretty. Very dense pines and blowdowns. Lost my radio going there. I was happy to see a sign and confirm I was there. Going back was a twice faster since I could see the tower and orienting was easier and I was more confident. It took 20 minutes. Now I was very late and my gf would be pissed, so I ran fast over icy rocks. I was back down in 25 minutes.

The whole thing took 2h10, half of this for a quarter mile in bushwalk.

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Summit of Averill after a nasty 1000ft bushwalk. Going back you can see the tower (2015-11-28). Photo by Richard Hachem.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hachem
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