Ascent of Lyon Mountain on 2014-06-06

Climber: Wayne Snyder

Date:Friday, June 6, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lyon Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3820 ft / 1164 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used this address:

25 Perron Way
Ellenburg Depot, NY 12935

I drove up to the parking lot and parked at 7:00pm. I snapped a couple pictures and made my way up the trial at 7:06pm. I took the new hiking trial up which you can find on the left of the main trial about 200 meters up the trail from the main parking lot. You will see the sign-in stand. This trail is very nice and have moderate grade. There are a couple areas with decent views. I made it to the top at 8:12pm and it was totally covered in fog. I could only see about 20 feet in any direction. I took some pictures of the fire tower and the surrounding area, and then made my way back down the mountain. I arrived at the parking lot at 9:06pm. It was dark and I was glad I took my headlamp up with me.
This was a nice hike. I took the new trial both ways and it was well maintained and had a lot of switchbacks.
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Fire Tower on the Top of Lyon in the Clouds (2014-06-06). Photo by Wayne Snyder.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1920 ft / 585 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1920 ft / 585 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
At the base there were no clouds, but when I got to the top it was very foggy.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1920 ft / 585 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:New Lyon Mountain Trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot  1900 ft / 579 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1920 ft / 585 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:New Lyon Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot  1900 ft / 579 m

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