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Ascent of Green Mountain on 2015-11-21

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Saturday, November 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3960 ft / 1207 m

Ascent Trip Report

We did a crazy bushwhack over Green - started at the trail head to Owls Head Lookout, climbed Owls Head and then started down the valley trail that leads to the Lean-to and the back side of Giant. About 0.3 miles from the junction of Owls Head with the trail we turned and began the bushwhack up the lower peak in front of the ridge-line for Green. The initial bushwhack up was similar to a Catskill bushwhack with the leaves and the lowland brush whipping you but changed quickly after we emerged onto the slide, checked out the views and then pushed along the Green ridge. This part of the whack was over 1.25 miles and was extremely dense - we moved at less than 0.5 mph at many areas and it took us 2 hours to reach the "summit". For the summit there are no views but we did go trough the woods toward the western ridge a short distance to look through the trees toward the back of Giant. From this point forward we chose to bushwhack down to the lean-to and then take the trail towards Hopkins out as we had staged a car on 73. Tough 12+ mile day but a fun one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2516 ft / 765 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3763 ft / 1146 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1696 ft / 516 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1598 ft / 488 m; Extra: 98 ft / 29m
    Loss on way in:98 ft / 29 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:tril to bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Owls Head  2362 ft / 719 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3665 ft / 1117 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2845 ft / 868 m; Extra: 820 ft / 249m
    Gain on way out:820 ft / 249 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:ATSI Leanto to Hopins Trail
    End Trailhead:Pkg on 73  1115 ft / 339 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Owls Head to Green

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Owls Head Lookout2015-11-211279 ft / 390 m
2Green Mountain2015-11-212516 ft / 767 m
Total Trip Gain: 3795 ft / 1157 m    Total Trip Loss: 3788 ft / 1155 m



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