Ascent of Lyon Mountain on 2009-01-17

Climber: Ben Morrow

Others in Party:Paul Eichas
Date:Saturday, January 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lyon Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3820 ft / 1164 m

Ascent Trip Report

First winter hiking experience and started with getting the car stuck in the snow at the end of the seasonal road to the trailhead. We hiked the ~0.9 miles up the road to the trailhead, and this being my first time on showshoes, I was thinking that I might have made a mistake. Everything turned out fine once I got used to using them and warmed up my muscles a bit. Used the new trail on the way up with relative ease. Summit was extremely cold, but took a few nice pictures. I did not go up the tower stairs because I didn't feel like taking my snowshoes off. We decided to take the old trail on the way down and made it out in short time. Thanks to my friend Paul Eichas for going with me and helping me out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2220 ft / 676 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2220 ft / 676 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2220 ft / 676 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:New Lyon Mountain Trail
    Start Trailhead:1600 ft / 487 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2220 ft / 676 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Old Lyon Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:1600 ft / 487 m

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