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Ascent of Red Hill on 2010-05-01

Climber: Ben Morrow

Date:Saturday, May 1, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2980 ft / 908 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was a beautiful day and really warm for the first day of May. Found the trailhead pretty easily and was at the summit in about 45 min. There's a really nice section about 0.7 miles in where the trail is somewhat level and to the right is an area where the trees are spaced pretty wide apart and everything looks very open and almost organized. My book says that this used to be an old farm and that this section of the trail is actual part of an old wagon trail. The climb itself isn't terribly tough and the summit is nice and wide open. Unfotunately the fire tower wasn't manned today so the cab on top was locked, but the views from the stairs were enough. This was the first of two peaks today and fire tower #23 for me in the ADK Fire Tower Challenge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:890 ft / 271 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Red Hill Trail from Coons Rd.
    Trailhead:2090 ft / 637 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail



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