Ascent of MacNaughton Mountain on 2016-08-06

Climber: Michael Stonek

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:MacNaughton Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3983 ft / 1214 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at 7:25 AM. Finished at 6:35 PM. 16.9 miles. 3,600 ft elevation gain.

This hike is divided in 2 parts: the first is 6.8 miles that follows the red and blue trails and it is pretty easy. The second part is about 1.25 miles (or longer if you go the wrong way like we did for a bit) of pretty heavy bushwhack.

We started behind the toll booth on the trail that goes also to Jo, Nye and Street Mtns. We continue straight following the the red trail leading to Rocky Falls and Indian Pass, but we didn't go to any of these 2 points since we skipped the first one and we turned to our destination before reaching the second one.

After 3.7 miles we reached the Scott Clearing lean-to where we took a small break. Very flat trail so far. After 0.3 miles we left the red trail and make a right onto the blue trail where we started climbing. We would continue on this one until it ended, 2.8 miles later. Vegetation got thicker, but nothing too bad.

We started the bushwhack in between the 2 Wallface Ponds. We tried to go SW for the most part. following herd paths when available. We reached what we thought was the top but we didn't see the sign, so we went in a different direction following those path, but still got as nowhere. Finally, on a third attempt we were able to find it. We made it at about 1:10 PM, 5 hours and 45 minutes after we started.

We enjoyed a long break at the top and we used the time to eat and take pictures. We took a different route on our descent, following a more distinct herd path. Still, it took as a while to make it back to the Wallface Ponds. Once there we retraced our step back to the cars.
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