Ascent of Kane Mountain on 2013-10-20

Climber: Trevor Kent

Others in Party:Trevor Kent -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, October 20, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kane Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2180 ft / 664 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first solo fire tower summit that I did as a detour back from my cousin’s wedding in the Albany area on my way back to Plattsburgh, I took a detour to summit this mountain since I was already so far south. I started at the Green Lake Road trailhead and ran up the .5 miles Kane Mountain East trail (marked with red) to the summit in 9 minutes, which was muddy and slowed me down trying to avoid the mud. I then ran down the South Kane Mountain trail to Schoolhouse Road where I bared left and ran down Route 10/29A and took the left up Green Lake Rd and back to my car which was about a mile and a half total and took me 15 minutes. The south trail is much steeper and I found myself walking to avoid sliding. There are no markers from this side and the only “sign” for the trail is a “carry in, carry out" sign. It could be tricky to navigate in the fall with the leaves on the ground if you aren’t experienced with finding the trail. There are signs and a registration box from the Green Lake Rd trailhead. It was a beautiful day and I saw a surprisingly large number of people on the East the trail and none from the south. At the tower, a man gave me advice on driving back to Plattsburgh.

Start: 3:50 - East Kane Mountain Trail from Green Lake Rd
Summit: 3:59
Left summit: 4:10 - South Kane Mountain trail to Route 10/29A to Green Lake Rd
Back at the car: 4:25

Tower number: 13
70th summit of 2013
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 212 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Kane Mountain East
    Start Trailhead:Green Lake Rd Trail Head  1580 ft / 481 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:700 ft / 213 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 600 ft / 183 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Kane Mountain South then followed the road
    End Trailhead:Green Lake Rd TH via route 10  1580 ft / 481 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 15 Minutes

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