Ascent of Battle Hill on 2011-05-16

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Monday, May 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Battle Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:220 ft / 67 m

Ascent Trip Report

A drive up with a short walk in a cemetery ..... 100 yards, 10 minutes RT.

We drove south on Hwy 278 into Brooklyn and exited at 39th Street (exit 23), at the bottom of the ramp we made a left-U-Turn eastbound on 39th, 3 blocks and a left on 5th Avenue, north .68 miles (14 blocks) to 25th Street and the Green Wood Cemetery Main Entrance on the right (east).

We drove through the archway in the beautiful Main Entrance Brick Building (no one questioned us), stayed left and drove the winding asphalted road to the crest of the road and the summit area (on the way up we always stayed left at intersections). We parked here and walked 50 yards northwest to the highground ..... the small bump occupied by the Philip and Latifee Kiamie mausoleum.

This is one huge cemetery with beautiful grounds and architecture, designated a "National Historic Landmark" in 2006. We spent a good hour driving the grounds and enjoying the beauty/tranquility of the place. We had to ask a car-patrolling Security Guard for directions since the winding roads are somewhat confusing. A funeral was just entering the Main Entrance as we were leaving.

This visit completes my Long Islands CoHPs.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 7 m
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 7 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:drive/walk up in a cemetery
    Trailhead:green wood cemetery  200 ft / 60 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:20 ft / 7 m
    Route:drive/walk up in a cemetery
    Trailhead:green wood cemetery  200 ft / 60 m

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