Ascent of Caudal on 2020-07-21

Climber: Lily Grossbard

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3320 ft / 1011 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left trailhead around 10:10 AM. Stopped for brief break at sign in box. Reached Caudal at approx. 11:07. Camel's Hump at 11:30. Thomas Cole at 12:05. Black Dome at 12:30. Mostly hiked straight through, with a brief break at Camel's Hump on the way up and the way down. Thought to attempt Blackhead, but too distant (turned around at 12:55). Also stopped on Black Dome on the return. Reach trailhead at 15:35 (approx. 5:25 round trip). Crossed paths twice with two individual hikers who likely came from trailhead on Big Hollow Rd. Both between Thomas Cole and Black Dome. Otherwise quiet. No other hikers at my sign in box upon departure; one after me (presumably one of these two). Personally, I found the distance/grade between Thomas Cole and Black Dome to be not insignificant! Additionally, I found Thomas Cole to be about 3 full miles from the trailhead, vs. 2.6 (per AMC Catskill Mountain guide book). No great views at any point, though the meadow on Camel's Hump, and the smaller one btwn Camel's Hump and Thomas Cole (with a view of Thomas Cole) were both enjoyable. Also, fire tower on Hunter Mt. clearly visible from overlook on Black Dome, and useful for orienting.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2753 ft / 839 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.6 km
    Trailhead:Barnum Rd. (Private)  567 ft / 172 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Partly Cloudy
Quite hot, but with nice views (not too smoggy)
Ascent Statistics
    Time:56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:56 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Blackhead Range (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Caudal2020-07-212753 ft / 839 m
2Camels Hump2020-07-212753 ft / 839 m
3Thomas Cole Mountain2020-07-212753 ft / 839 m
4Black Dome2020-07-212753 ft / 839 m
Total Trip Gain: 11012 ft / 3356 m    Total Trip Loss: 11012 ft / 3356 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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