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Ascent of North Beacon Mountain on 2010-10-09

Climber: Justin Metzger

Others in Party:A. Folkins
C. Gonyo
K. Gonyo
Date:Saturday, October 9, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Beacon Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1531 ft / 466 m

Ascent Trip Report

North 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:1291 ft / 393 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Breakneck ridge trail
    Trailhead:Route 9D parking lot  240 ft / 73 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfectly clear fall day
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 2 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Beacon Mtns (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1North Beacon Mountain2010-10-091291 ft / 393 m
2South Beacon Mountain2010-10-09240 ft / 73 m
Total Trip Gain: 1531 ft / 466 m    Total Trip Loss: 1531 ft / 466 m



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