Ascent of Breakneck Ridge on 2014-08-04

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Breakneck Ridge
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1280 ft / 390 m

Ascent Trip Report

NOTE: In order to actually summit Breakneck Ridge you must leave the maintained trail.

8.56 miles RT, Total hiking time 3 hours 23 minutes

TH: Yellow Trail @ Breakneck Road
.55 miles: to Junction, go left
1.05 miles: summit of Sugarloaf
2.95 miles: Yellow/Blue Junction go right
3.06 miles: Blue/White Junction go left
3.33 miles: Summit of Sunset Point
3.37 miles: Squirrel Hollow Brook 4 way junction, go straight
3.50 miles (approx): Yellow/White Junction, go left
4.33 miles: Summit of South Beacon & the Mount Beacon Firetower, double back to the Blue/White Junction and go left to use the Breakneck Trail
5 miles roughly - forgot to mark distance, took a unmaintained trail to the left
6.58 miles: Summit of Breakneck Mountain
6.71 miles: rejoin regular trail and go left
7.01 miles: junction, go straight/right
7.26 miles: junction with red trail, go right
8.01 miles: junction with yellow trail, first junction of the trip,
8.56 miles: back at trail head

Animals Spotted:
Green Frogs
Wild Turkey
Blue-Tailed Skink
White tailed Deer (Doe)

My 36th "new" (not done by me before) peak if the year 2014.

36/50 new mountains for 2014
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Breakneck Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Squirrel Hollow Brook  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:Breakneck Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:TH: Yellow Trail @ Breakneck Road  
Ascent Part of Trip: 8/4/14 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sugarloaf Mountain2014-08-04 
2Sunset Point2014-08-04 
3South Beacon Mountain2014-08-04 
4Sunset Point2014-08-04 
5Breakneck Ridge2014-08-04 

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