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Ascent of Lewey Mountain on 2015-12-05

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Saturday, December 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lewey Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

Enjoyed a crazy day of hiking with friends for this one. Had to park in front of the main entrance gate to fit two cars - then walked across the bridge to the trailhead for Sucker Brook, followed the trail over 3 fairly easy stream crossings and left for the eastern ridge bushwhack about 2.5 miles in. The whack up was about a mile and took a little over an hour with the lower terrain being fairly open and the upper terrain getting steep and icy. Made the summit after ~ 2.5 hours total and then started out descent via the westernmost ridge. Added a little bit on by going over the ridge too far but it was an easy loop back around to the trail for a total of 10.2 miles in 6 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2720 ft / 828 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2720 ft / 828 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.2 mi / 16.4 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
low blowing clouds with sun
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2260 ft / 688 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2160 ft / 658 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Sucker Brook trail to bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Lewey Lake main gate  1560 ft / 475 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2620 ft / 798 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2160 ft / 658 m; Extra: 460 ft / 140m
    Gain on way out:460 ft / 140 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:bushwhack to Sucker Brook trail
    End Trailhead:Lewey Lake main gate parking  1560 ft / 475 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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