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Ascent of Berlin Mountain on 2015-04-19

Climber: Jimmy Bielli

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 19, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Berlin Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2818 ft / 858 m

Ascent Trip Report

Absolutely perfect day for a hike. Upper 50s when I started around noon, low 60s when I got back 3 hours later, and not a cloud in the sky. No wind even at the summit. Parked at Petersburgh Pass on Rt. 2 and the view even from there was nice. Patches of snow on the ground, particularly on the initial steep ascent up the side of Mt. Raimer and near the summit, both of which had places where the snow was still probably 8-12 inches deep. Packed down enough to walk on top of for the most part though. No snow on the summit itself, just in the shady areas. Took a couple of wrong turns on the way up (note for future climbers: stick to the blue-blazed Taconic Crest trail, there are no good shortcuts). Hit the top of Mt. Raimer on the way back and bushwhacked down from there to the parking lot and pulled 3 ticks off myself when I got there.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 0 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Berlin-Raimer

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Berlin Mountain2015-04-19 



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