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Ascent of Doubletop Mountain on 2015-01-10

Climber: Cynthia Chan

Date:Saturday, January 10, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Doubletop Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3860 ft / 1176 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hudson Valley Hikers (Organizer: Brent Horine). Hiking buddy: Vivien Eng. Fred Haghighi. Jay & Dave completed their badge requirements.

Start 9:45am
Summit Doubletop 11:45am
Finish 1:15pm
Lunch 3:30pm
Home 8:45pm

Coldest winter day yet! 7F at start of hike. 3F at end of hike. Luckily not windy on the bushwhack. Waters not high - no wet feet or toes! Wore 4 thermal layer tops, jacket & vest; 2 bottom layers. Footwarmers. Handwarmers. Hat, gloves. Did not take off any layers the entire hike! Warm enough for the entire hike, fingers and toes! No snowballs on bottom of microspikes! Brett makes hot chocolate for post-hike. Lunch at Pizza place in Woodstock.

Bushwhack ascends, flattens, ascends, flattens.. no loss of altitude. Iced under the snow covering from last night. Drank 3L on the hike itself (6 miles), total all 4.5L finished.

First experience with Jitney (Fort Lee, NJ to GWB): $2, every 10 minutes
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear



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