Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2010-09-02

Climber: Michael Schwartz

Date:Thursday, September 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2738 ft / 834 m

Ascent Trip Report

For this area, the "hybrid" aerial photo on Acme Mapper is much more useful than the topo, which shows many of what are now paved or good gravel roads as mere trails, and omits others that now exist.

From the junction of NY-23 and CR-10 in Stamford, go north 1.1 miles on CR-10, and turn left (NW) onto CR-45/Taylor Road. Take CR-45 1.9 miles to a T-junction where CR-45 goes left, but where you turn right onto Churchill Road. After less than 1/10 mile, turn left (N) onto Mt. Jefferson Road. Follow this for 0.6 miles to a crest, from which Sunrise Sunset Drive goes west and a posted dirt road heads east toward Woodchuck Hill. From the junction, drive west about .15 miles and see the utility right-of-way shown on the photo that passes directly over the Jefferson summit. Park along the road and hike 0.18 miles steeply uphill to the summit. The right-of-way was heavily overgrown, and it was much easier to hike in the open woods along the east side of the R-O-W. I did not search for the benchmark in the thick underbrush.
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