Ascent of Stissing Mountain on 2013-12-26

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, December 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Stissing Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1402 ft / 427 m

Ascent Trip Report

17 minutes in: Reached Fire Tower
26 minutes in: Reached Cabin
30 minutes in: Backtracked and Bushwhacked to Summit
35 minutes in: Reached Fire Tower
50 minutes in: Back at the TH

Working towards my goal of 100 different Mountains summated during the year 2013, I went to this mountain because it was close to home. This makes 92, although this is assent number 115 for this year because I have 13 assents of the same mountain on different dates and seasons.

If you are looking for the trailhead of this mountain, and you are coming from the center of Pine Planes (route 199/83A intersection) and you head down South Main St, turn right at Lake Road by the fire station. Follow the and you will see a TH on the left on a bend. This is for the loop that goes around the lake. I didn't have time to fully explore it. If you keep going about 30 seconds further there will be a second TH on the right with a parking area on the left. You can clearly see the tower as you drive to it.

Easy hike up but you start at the base of the mountain so you immediately begin your assent. Staying left at the junctions is the most direct route to the tower. Going right at the second junction appears be a longer way to the tower that brings you around the back side. I then bushwhacked to what I believed to be the highest point because everything else seemed much lower in elevation and I was descending a lot. According to the high point on location on peak bagger I didn't summit but my max elevation was higher and then everything else I could see around me on the relatively flat summit. The point I stood on is probably within inches of what peak bagger has marked. I guess if you want to find actual summit, continue to follow the trail southwest. Its not hard to follow. I had to get home so I could get my little sister to baby sitting so I didn't have time to fully search and measure the summit.

I saw one other person on the summit parts of the trail by the cabin with their dog; a friend of the Stewart. I brought a dog I was dog sitting named Stormy and they got a long. Great hike right about an hour before sunset with beautiful views from the tower.

Created by Google My Tracks on Android.
Name: 335 Lake Rd-Stissing mountain summit loop
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 2.81 km (1.7 mi)
Total time: 35:23
Moving time: 34:17
Average speed: 4.76 km/h (3.0 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.91 km/h (3.1 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.17 km/h (4.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 12:36 min/km (20:17 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 12:12 min/km (19:39 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:22 min/km (13:28 min/mi)
Max elevation: 432 m (1418 ft)
Min elevation: 161 m (527 ft)
Elevation gain: 281 m (923 ft)
Max grade: 36 %
Min grade: -15 %
Recorded: 12/26/2013 2:30pm
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:875 ft / 266 m
    Total Elevation Loss:875 ft / 266 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:875 ft / 266 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:"left at the fork"
    Start Trailhead:FOSL Lake Road Trail Head  527 ft / 160 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:875 ft / 266 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    End Trailhead:FOSL Lake Road Trail Head  527 ft / 160 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Trevor Kent
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