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Ascent of Brodie Mountain on 2019-04-04

Climber: Robert Murray

Date:Thursday, April 4, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brodie Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2618 ft / 797 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked on Rt short distance north of turn off to Jimney Peak and north of the golf coarse. I headed logging road to the Northwest until I reached the ski slope. I then headed up the ski slope until a new logging road went off to the west/southwest. The peak was to the southwest and my original intention was hike up through the ski area to the ridge and then follow the service road for the wind turbine south to summit of Brodie. I could hear ahead ahead and above me some trucks and heavy equipment. I decided not to press my luck as I don't know if you are supposed to get permission to cross this land, so I did a treverse south at about 2400' elevation until I was just under the peak. Unexpectedly there was about 8 to 12" inches of snow on the Northeast/North facing slope. Luckly, the snow was hard enough to hold me. It was unexpected as the snow depth website indicated no snow cover. The summit of Brodie has been changed because of the Windmills. The road to service the windmills is about 40' wide and an area of a 100' in diameter was flattened. I found the highest point left and hike to the top of it. There was nice views past the windmill to Jimney Peak and all the way to Mt Everett and the Catskills.

I then headed over to Sheep Heaven Mt. I took my chances and hiked down the service Rd to the col past the office for the workers which was a container with doors and windows. The generator was running but no vehicles parked. I then headed up Sheeps Heaven, up behind the windmill. There was no view. I then back track down the mountain to my truck.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1186 ft / 361 m
    Total Elevation Loss:169 ft / 51 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1186 ft / 361 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Parked on Rt 7  1432 ft / 436 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:169 ft / 51 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0.1 km
    End Trailhead:Pass between Brodie and Sheeps Heaven  2449 ft / 746 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Brodie-Sheeps Heaven

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Brodie Mountain2019-04-041186 ft / 361 m
2Sheeps Heaven2019-04-04163 ft / 50 m
Total Trip Gain: 1349 ft / 411 m    Total Trip Loss: 1342 ft / 410 m



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