Ascent of Big Indian Mountain on 2010-04-10

Climber: Dennis Van Amburgh

Date:Saturday, April 10, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Indian Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3700 ft / 1127 m

Ascent Trip Report

Accessed via Biscuit Brook TH, pleasant hike, very scenic following biscuit brook for 3mi. The brook was flowing! Hard to cross. Took bushwack to Catskill 3500 Club summit canister, very easy to follow, only two small humps up and signed in. DEC should redirect the existing trail to this summit using the well-established herd paths, this would cut down on trampling around on the peak. Still some snow up there but very little. Definately No need for snowshoes, microspikes or crampons, a nice blood-pumping hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Biscuit Brook
    Trailhead:Claryville   1700 ft / 518 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear

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