Ascent of Hadley Mountain on 2014-06-25

Climber: Alyssa Losee

Date:Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hadley Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2680 ft / 816 m

Ascent Trip Report

I have grown to love Hadley mountain. Both times that I went I have stopped at the adirondack mountain club in lake gorge village and grabbed a yellow pamphlet located just outside the door, so even if the building is closed for the day you can still get it. It just has wonderful directions to Hadley located in lake luzurn. It's cute because the village of luzurn only has one traffic light, and one pharmacy, and you cross over the Hudson and it's a gorgeous view of the river. Like I have said I have completed Hadley twice. It was actually my first mountain I ever did and it sure was a doozy. The trail it rock all of the way up, and once you think you are close you have to scale some more. The trail itself is not easily visible and there is a lack of markers. The first time I went the night came too fast and we ended up being lost in the woods for hours. We made it out safely. The second time was great, I made sure we had plenty of daylight to work with, it was great. With Hadley you really feel as if you are climbing a mountain and hiking, not just going up a trail. As you get closer to the top, you have a quick view of a lake in a clearing. There are some rock stairs as well. Then you get to a skinny straight path where I saw little pheasants (I think) both times. You can't go into the fire tower but you can climb up it. There is plenty of flat rock and space at the top, perfect for a picnic. I wouldn't hesitate to complete this mountain a third time.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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