Ascent of Twin Mountain-South Peak on 2012-03-03

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Date:Saturday, March 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Twin Mountain-South Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3580 ft / 1091 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Predigger road and hiked up to the intersection with the Devil's path and hiked up Jimmy Dolan notch in six inches of snow. Some of the lower stretches had standing water from some snow melt.
Took a right and made our way to the South summit of Twin. After some photographs we continued to Thw peak of Twin Mountain. The trails had six to twelve inches of snow on the ground. Ice conditions existed in a spot or two on top but the trek was mostly on snow the whole way. The hike back over to Twin Mountain was easy. The views were great in 10 inches of snow and 45 deg F temperatures under a clear sky. Afterwards we returned though the Twin Mountain-South Peak --descended and then climbed Big Indian. We continued on to a little overlook east of Big Indian but the views on Twin and Twin Mountain-South Peak were the best. Perhaps some of the best in the park. Cheers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1580 ft / 481 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1580 ft / 481 m
    Route:Jimmy Dolan Notch and then Devil's Path
    Start Trailhead:2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:Devil's Path
    End Trailhead:col west of Twin south peak  3480 ft / 1060 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Twin and BigI

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Twin Mountain-South Peak2012-03-03 a1580 ft / 482 m
2Twin Mountain2012-03-03 b190 ft / 58 m
3Indian Head2012-03-03 c 
Total Trip Gain: 1770 ft / 540 m    Total Trip Loss: 100 ft / 30 m

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