Ascent to Schunnemunk Mountain-Sweet Clover Trail Jnct. on 2008-12-19

Climber: Eric Koppel

Date:Friday, December 19, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Schunnemunk Mountain - Sweet Clover Trail Jnct.
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1500 ft / 457 m
    Remaining Elevation:164 ft / 50 m (12% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended via the Jessup Trail but headed back down via the Sweet Clover Trail due to high winds and blinding snow. Snow accumulated fast: over 6 inches in less than 3 hours. I think NJ declared a state of emergency later that day...
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1200 ft / 365 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Route:Jessup Trail
    Start Trailhead:Taylor Road  300 ft / 91 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1200 ft / 365 m
    Route:Dark Hollow Trail
    End Trailhead:Taylor Road  300 ft / 91 m

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