Ascent of Eddy Mountain on 2014-09-27

Climber: Ben Kemp

Date:Saturday, September 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eddy Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1340 ft / 408 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out at Buttermilk Falls Parking Area. Hiked up Handicap Access Rd to the Bear Slides on Buttermilk Brook. Continued on red marked trail up to Gay Pond Rd. Turned right on Gay Pond Rd for a short distance to turn off onto herdpath (Old logging rd) followed for a while then bushwacked up to the wooded summit of Eddy Mtn. Found logging path near summit and found overlook facing West accross the river. Then headed over to an unnamed second peak to the NW, which is actually about the same elevation as Eddy Mtn. Found the summit and some overlooks before the severely steep descent back down to the Bear Slides and back out to the parking area. Lots of bear activity noted along the hike. Afterwards I took a kayak ride on the Hudson but it was swift and shallow and I didn't get far. Took a quick dip in the frigid water before heading home.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:890 ft / 271 m
    Total Elevation Loss:890 ft / 270 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:890 ft / 271 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 740 ft / 226 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Buttermilk Brook Trail
    Start Trailhead:Buttermilk Falls PA  600 ft / 182 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:740 ft / 225 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    End Trailhead:Buttermilk Falls PA  600 ft / 182 m

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