Ascent of Caudal on 2015-10-24
|Others in Party:||Paul Homkow|
|Date:||Saturday, October 24, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3320 ft / 1011 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe final peak on our hike, Caudal's descent proved to be a little tricky because of multiple rock scrambles and a rocky, sometimes wet trail that was covered with fall leaves.
The hike to the summit was not terribly challenging, but pleasant. Most of the leaves were down and we enjoyed views from all the high points of this trip.
As we descended from the summit, the seasons changed. There were very few leaves clinging to the top of Black Dome, Thomas Cole, Camels Hump and Caudal—and the winds were brutal—but we descended into a deciduous forest at the height of its autumn season, brilliant with reds and golds, with a calmer breeze and more comfortable temperatures.
Careful footing was key. We sometimes lost the path under the carpet of leaves. Eventually we made it to a trailhead very far from our vehicle. But some hikers we chatted with on Black Dome happened to drive past us on the highway, and gave us a ride back to our car!
Descending (2015-10-24). Photo by Melissa Hoffmann.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Cold, Very Windy|
Chilly—freezing at summits
| Route:||From Camel's Hump summit|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Accidental Blackheads Range Adventure|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1800 ft / 549 m
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