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Ascent of Caudal on 2017-09-10

Climber: Lawrence Cathcart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Caudal
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3320 ft / 1011 m

Ascent Trip Report

After 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.

Times:
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
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Time:51 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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