Ascent of Thomas Cole Mountain on 1997-10-26
|Others in Party:||None|
|Date:||Sunday, October 26, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Thomas Cole Mountain|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3940 ft / 1200 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHike was rated at 2 plus due to the short scrambling involved over some steep cliff bands on the hike & climb up Thomas Cole prior to the Camel's Hump.
This was the best hike I've had in the Catskills for the upper portion from the Caudal up to Thomas Cole. The open air "ridge" (actually a wide meadow in places) made this almost unique. You don't get this in the Catskills very often, and it's a real pleasure when you do.
The Blackhead Range trail was straightforward with no problems. As recorded, the 2.9 miles of the hike took me to the summit of Thomas Cole (viewpoint nearby).
This hike was done solo in late Fall of 1997, and was planned to cover the two major peaks: Thomas Cole & Black Dome. See the latter on this same date.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2290 ft / 697 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||450 ft / 137 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2 +|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
Cool Fall, good
| Gain on way in:||2290 ft / 697 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1840 ft / 560 m; Extra: 450 ft / 137m|
| Loss on way in:||450 ft / 137 m|
| Distance:||2.9 mi / 4.7 km|
| Route:||Black Dome Range trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Barnum Rd. trailhead 2100 ft / 640 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: T.Cole/Black Dome|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2780 ft / 847 m Total Trip Loss: 2680 ft / 817 m
|1||Thomas Cole Mountain||1997-10-26||2290 ft / 698 m|
|2||Black Dome||1997-10-26||490 ft / 149 m|
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