Ascent of Scarface Mountain on 2011-07-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, July 28, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3058 ft / 932 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter a rather late start (2 P.M.), I hit the trail under what initially were blue skies. This pleasant state of affairs didn't last long as a robust downpour (accompanied by thunder) descended on what was a nicely-maintained trail with VERY few boggy patches. Though the rain didn't compromise the trail, all the overhanging foliage became drenched (so did I). The early part of the hike--through a thick coniferous forest--was quite beautiful though the near lack of elevation gain over the course of the first 2 or so miles does make for an abrupt awakening when the rocky last push to the first real views occurs. A note of caution--I did some inadvertent bushwhacking near the final push for a sub-summit/views because of some poorly placed trail markers. Trails to views were marked with a few bits of pink tape/ribbon though they were often hard to locate. My slogging through wet brush resulted in the soggiest clothing I've ever had on a hike. Cloud cover descended on the summit as I found my way back to the marked trail so that by the time I reached the top, even purported overlooks yielded little. Views from the sub-summits were quite nice.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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