Ascent of Plateau Mountain on 2019-04-25

Climber: Lori S

Others in Party:Jennie Hartman
Date:Thursday, April 25, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Plateau Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed up from Devil's Tombstone trailhead at 6 pm for sunset hike. Trail is part of Devil's Path. Starts out steep and rocky (was clear and dry tonight). View of Hunter Mountain (can see tower) and Burrough's range. Lots of cool rock structures. Hit Orchard's Point for best of the sunset (lots of clouds) after the most awesome rock scramble. On to Danny's Lookout featuring a nice rock structure to climb on for photo ops and views of Thomas Cole, Black Dome and Blackhead and other peaks. Also views of Round Top and Kaaterskill High Peak from some point but I'm not sure exactly where. Moved on for the couple miles of flat (wet, muddy with some icy rail in middle of trail, no traction needed) to summit marker (red circle on tree), almost missed it in the dark. Then on to a viewpoint shortly further but couldn't see in the dark. Descent was easy in the dark with headlamps. Finished at 11:30 pm.
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Orchard's Point on Plateau Mountain, Catskills with Jennie. (2019-04-25). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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