Ascent of South Beacon Mountain on 2010-10-09
|Others in Party:||A. Folkins|
|Date:||Saturday, October 9, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||South Beacon Mountain|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||1600 ft / 487 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNorth and South Beacon Mtns done together.
Hike done on a perfect fall day. For a short trail it is surprisingly steep including a set of stairs at the very beginning, after which multiple steep switchbacks bring you to the old gear house and casino. From there the entire town of Beacon can be seen as well as up and down the Hudson river from Storm King Mtn to the POK bridge.
From there it is a relatively easy trek from North Beacon Mtn over to South Beacon Mtn and the fire tower. From the top of the tower, on this clear day, we could see downtown Manhattan!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||240 ft / 73 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.5 km|
| Route:||Breakneck ridge trail|
| Trailhead:||Route 9D parking lot 1360 ft / 414 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Perfectly clear fall day
| Time:||2 Hours 0 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Beacon Mtns (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1531 ft / 466 m Total Trip Loss: 1531 ft / 466 m
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