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Ascent of Red Hill on 2015-09-03

Climber: Alan Bangel

Others in Party:John Bangel
Date:Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Red Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2980 ft / 908 m

Ascent Trip Report

On this planned camping trip with John I originally wanted to get him on Wittenberg. On investigation this climb appeared too ambitious.
I then started looking at Overlook and Tremper but then it seemed that they posed the same problem.
John was still suffering from the Pillsbury Mountain hike of last year and didn't want to do anything that approached that milage and difficulty.

On this outing we stayed at site 82 at Mongaup Pond Campground. We started the first night with a canoe trip across the pond after about a half hour we were back and decided to head out to Liberty for supper. BK was the choice and it was dusk as we sat and ate there. We traveled back and proceeded to set up the rest of the camp site (tent back). John wasn't interested in a fire the first night so we talked and ended up turning in early. We both slept well.

In the morning we decided to travel back into Liberty for breakfast and then head out for a hike. Our first stop was at the fish hatchery. A lot of the things we were about to do were new things for John, some were standards.

Dunkin' Donuts was the choice for breakfast. After which we headed up to Neversink Reservoir to consume our purchase.

Hike with John. My second climb of Red Hill Fire Tower.
Easy hike, John enjoyed the spring. But the tower was scary.

We returned to Liberty and purchased lunch at the local ShopRite. (chinese)
We stopped in at the hatchery on the way back to ask some additional questions and to see the big fish (Brook Trout) that were in isolation on our first pass through.
Back to the campsite, and an afternoon of Ipad, canoeing, swimming, showers, dinner over a campfire, fishing, and a walk around the camp-ground. We closed the day with trying to teach John how to play horseshoes. After putting out the fire we read for awhile and turned in fairly early.

In the morning we took our time breaking down the camp, Played some horseshoes and left at 9:58 in search of food and heading towards home.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:850 ft / 259 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Bivouac
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:850 ft / 259 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Standard Trail to Tower
    Start Trailhead:2130 ft / 649 m
Descent Statistics



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