Ascent of Dewey Mountain on 2016-02-27
|Date:||Saturday, February 27, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3360 ft / 1024 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAscended via the KIngsford Trail in late February. Man , this was tough - 2,700 feet of elevation gain over 5.1 miles (RT). The first 1.5 miles from the TH and the last .5 miles from the Dewey col were ridiculousIy steep.
It may be easier to do this via the Burt Trail which I think is off Ranch Road and may be associated with the Stowe Mountain Resort. However, I took the Kingsford Trail. It took one trip to find the Trail and then a second day for the hike.
Parking for the Trail is at the end of Nebraska Road near the Lake Mansfield Trout Club. The Kingsford Trail is not marked at the Road - perhaps this is an issue with the Trout Club! Apparently it is not a maintained Trail but it is well marked with generously placed Red Diamonds that begin on the high ridge above the Trout Club. Here are the coordinates for the Trail Start
N44° 28.530' W72° 48.598'
At this point there is a sign for the Kingsford Trail and the Red Diamonds begin. This is not an easy bushwhack so I advise following this trail or another ( I think the only other trail is the Burt Trail which meets Kingsford at the col before the final ascent). I'm not sure how to advise you to get to the above point other than a GPS. The hike to this point is very steep. All these difficulty factors were increased by our icy winter conditions. Crampons would have been helpful for the first (and last) half mile.
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