Ascent of Caudal on 2017-09-10
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, September 10, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3320 ft / 1011 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter racing Riedlbauer's Round Top Rally mountain bike race, I decided to do a little hiking since I was in the Catskills and had some time. I also wanted to utilize my son's recently published book "50 Hikes in the Catskills" (Shameless plug: Check it out on Amazon! It's a very good guide book!)
Started at the Barnum Road parking area, hiking along a rocky jeep road to the DEC sign in after about 1/2 a mile. The trail ascends gradually through open forest for almost another half mile before turning right and ascending more aggressively. Some of this climb has rock outcroppings and there is a viewpoint on one if it the leaves are down. About 1/3 mile past this viewpoint is the summit of Caudal, which is a nondescript area with trees and brush.
I saw 3 grouse on Caudal as they flew away through the trees.
Started at 1:12 pm
Summit of Caudal at 2:03 pm
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Sunny and 60's
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Time:||51 Minutes|
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