Ascent of Halcott Mountain on 2020-11-22

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit
Date:Sunday, November 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Halcott Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3520 ft / 1072 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked with Dan and Samson for our 26th mountain towards our single season fall Catskills. A cold rain was forecast for early this afternoon, so we figured this short hike was perfect. Dan started on a pretty well established herd path, but soon lost it, which made him rather grumpy. He kept checking his GPS and seeing if we were "on track," which I though was hilarious. This was our 4th time up this easy bushwhack...just go up. He had started on a different herd path than we had used previously, so after I couldn't take his grumpiness any longer, I headed towards the south to the path we had gone up before. We soon found that we worn herd path, which took us right to the canister. We saw a couple other people coming down; they told us it was pretty cold and windy at the summit.

We didn't stay at the summit long because they were right, it was very windy. We signed the canister book, Sammy got a summit doggie cookie, bumped, and we left. Sammy was very excited after his cookie and practically ran down the hill. He easily followed the herd path all the way to the road. I questioned him at one point, then realized he was still on the path and I was on a short side trail that went no where fast. Dan says he thinks he lost a mitten somewhere coming down.

Start: 11:56AM
Halcott summit: 1.7 miles at 1:32PM
Left summit: 1.7 miles at 1:37PM
Road: 3.6 miles at 2:46PM
Car: 3.8 miles at 2:52PM
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1723 ft / 525 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1727 ft / 526 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1723 ft / 525 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead on State Route 42  1797 ft / 547 m
    Time:1 Hours 36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1727 ft / 526 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    End Trailhead:Trailhead on State Route 42  1793 ft / 546 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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