Ascent of North Mountain on 2012-08-26

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Others in Party:Justin Wixson (nephew & godson)
Date:Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:North Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3180 ft / 969 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful weather as my nephew and I took a leisurely walk up North Point & Mountain from the picnic/beach trailhead at North/South Lake State Campground. We ascended along the blue-marked Escarpment Trail (with multiple eastern-facing viewpoints at Artists Rock, Sunset Rock, Prospect Rock & Newman's Ledge) to wonderful vistas from North Point. We continued hiking for a distance along the North Mountain ridgeline to attain the summit proper before descending along the red-marked Mary's Glen trail.

The trails themselves are impeccably maintained and easy to follow; for those considering hiking this mountain with children, let me offer my STRONGEST recommendation. This hike features modest grades (about 900 feet of elevation gain over slightly-less-than 3 miles) and plenty of things to see (rock overhangs, huge rock slabs, caves, etc.) even without the benefit of summit views/vistas. What a wonderful hike!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kurt Phaneuf
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