Ascent of Pigeon Mountain on 2012-04-21
|Date:||Saturday, April 21, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||2780 ft / 847 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis HP turned out to be much more straight-forward/easier than I read, a northbound trail and a westbound bushwack ..... 6 miles. 3.5 hours RT.
At the TH parking at the north-end of Pinnacle Road there are 2 TH signs, one to Chase lake and the other "Trail to County Line Lake, 3.5 miles". This is a new blue blazed maintained trail that contours the north side of Pigeon Mountain on the way to the County Line Lake, located west of Pigeon Mountain.
I left the TH north bound after a short distance I came-to/stayed right of Pinnacle Creek for about 2+ miles where the trail crosses the very small creek and climbs northwest on the slopes of Pigeon Mountain to a height-of-land at the west side of the mountain (about 2.5 miles from the TH).
I started my bushwack here by traveling/climbing generally west .5 miles to the summit.
I left in open deciduous woods, turning to mixed woods higher up. Half way up I stayed left at some large rock faces always looking-for/finding the easy way, steep pitches in places.
Once on the ridge I zig-zagged my way through the open areas, nothing difficult. I chose my spot at a fairly obvious HP, GPS 43.23194,-74.42229.
I returned the same way.
"EVERY NEW HIGH POINT BRINGS A NEW HORIZON."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1250 ft / 381 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route:||co line lake tr/bushwack from pinnacle |
| Trailhead:||pinnacle road TH parking 1530 ft / 466 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Time:||1 Hours 55 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
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