Ascent of Gore Mountain on 2012-05-06

Climber: Thomas Spencer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gore Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3563 ft / 1086 m

Ascent Trip Report

65 degrees and sunny. Signs say 5.8 miles each way. Other sources have it between 4.5 and 5 miles. This trail offers it all. Different types of terrain and great views of the Roaring Brook for the first half of the hike, then a swampy section near a reservoir, finally steep climbing at the upper end of Cloud trail. A little over 5 hours total with lunch at the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Schaffer Trail
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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