Ascent of Kane Mountain on 2017-11-13

Climber: Ben Morrow

Others in Party:Jax Morrow
Date:Monday, November 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kane Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2180 ft / 664 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day off from work and no other plans, so I decided on a quick trip up Kane. From Glens Falls it takes about 1:20 or so to get there, so for what ended up being a 1h climb, I drove almost 3X that just to get there. It was spitting snow at home and during the whole drive there and I was genuinely surprised to see so much snow on the ground at the mountain. Couple of DEC ranger trucks in parking area and before long I could hear their chainsaw running as we hiked up the 0.9 mile red trail from the east. Stopped to talk to them for a minute. Looked like they were just removing some downed trees on the trail partway up. The hike was easy and we were at the summit in 20 minutes. Temps were in the low 30's and there was no wind at the top, not even in the tower. The snow was pretty, but it was hiding the ice on the trail much like the leaves hide the roots and rocks. I would recommend microspikes moving forward into the winter season now. After spending a couple minutes at the top, the dog and I decided to take the yellow marked north trail down to make a loop of it. It was a nice trip down the north side of the mountain, which wasn't very steep and had me down to the base of the mountain and then hiking around to get back to the trailhead we left from.

I think the trail signs are off on their distances though. The east trail up is labeled as 0.6 miles on the trail signs, but my trail guide calls it 0.9. As for the hike down on the north trail, the sign calls it 1.2 miles, but my guide states it as 1.7. This would be a 2.6-mile loop, rather than 1.8 miles going from the posted distances. My phone GPS called it 2.4 miles total, so I would say the guide is more accurate in this case. Either way, it took an hour to do and was a time in the woods.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Total Elevation Loss:620 ft / 188 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:620 ft / 188 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:East Trail
    Start Trailhead:TH on Green Lake Rd.  1560 ft / 475 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:620 ft / 188 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:North Trail
    End Trailhead:TH on Green Lake Rd.  1560 ft / 475 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ben Morrow
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