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Ascent of Bearfort Mountain on 2015-06-07

Climber: Eli Wolfhagen

Others in Party:Jesse Wolfhagen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Bearfort Mountain
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1480 ft / 451 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got an early start in order to ensure that our third attempt would be the charm on Bearfort Mountain. After having to turn back on previous attempts due to such varying conditions as son's nap schedule (1st attempt) and wife falling into ice covered stream after a late April dusting of snow (2nd attempt), my brother and I decided to go it alone this time. We quickly scampered over the puddingstone ridges, encircled Terrace Pond and made quite a few quick jogs over to potential high point locations. We had the mountain to ourselves and a Northern water snake we found sunning itself in the early morning sun. On our way back down there were quite a few parties coming up eager to take advantage of the rapidly warming June day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:316 ft / 96 m
    Total Elevation Loss:316 ft / 96 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:316 ft / 96 m
    Route:Terrace Pond North Trail (blue blazes) to Terrace
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot P7  1164 ft / 354 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:316 ft / 96 m
    Route:Terrace Pond Circular (white blazes) to Terrace Po
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot P7  1164 ft / 354 m



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