Ascent of Bearpen Mountain on 2012-03-11

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Date:Sunday, March 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bearpen Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at snowplow turn around on at end of route 3. hike dup to old cabin at col and headed west. After choosing wrong woods road (the south steep one is correct): Hiked up with microspikes on in an inch of new snow: 10 inches of base at the top. There is a reason why there were ski slopes here.... nice views to north. The snowmobile trails were in fine shape despite the 32 deg F weather. hiked back down to hunters cabin and then up to Vly. Bushwack was pretty easy as we followed other's tracks in the snow. Had some spotty views from Vly in the leafless winter state of the trees. The porcupines are out!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1650 ft / 502 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1650 ft / 502 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:old road then snowmobile trail
    Start Trailhead:old county road 3 from south  1950 ft / 594 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:col between bearpen and vly  2900 ft / 883 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: BP-V

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bearpen Mountain2012-03-11 a1650 ft / 503 m
2Vly Mountain2012-03-11 b729 ft / 222 m
Total Trip Gain: 2379 ft / 725 m    Total Trip Loss: 2229 ft / 679 m

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