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Ascent of Dougs Peak on 2014-04-05

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dougs Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:464 ft / 141 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short trail/wack in open woods ..... 250 yards, 15 minutes RT.

This HP is located in the woods at the very north of Schenectady's Central park, north of Iroquois Lake and Monument Hill Road.
We approached the HP from Monument Hill Road. From the Road I walked trails/bushwacked north 150+ yards to the obvious high ground, two bump contends for the HP. I had to use my eye level to chose my HP, at the bump inside some brush, GPS 42.80274,-73.91457. No views, even though the woods are open. The park with its numerous pleasant features makes the visit worth while.


I should note that the topo maps for this area don't seem to match the actual ground conditions.

This north end of Central Park has a number of monuments/plaques honoring "The men and women of 12th ward who served the country in the second world war". We took the time read the inscriptions on a number of the monuments/plaques.

DIRECTIONS TO CENTRAL PARK
To get to the Park we approached from Dune Reist. We drove back to the intersection of #5/#7 and drove west on #5 (Albany Road) for 1.2 miles to a right turn on Elm Street, then .5 miles northeast (passed Central Park School ) to Central Park and Monument Hill Road. We drove southeast on Monument Hill Road a few hundred yards and parked at a gated road on the right.

"I THINK THAT I CANNOT PRESERVE MY HEALTH AND SPIRITS, UNLESS I SPEND HOURS A DAY AT LEAST, SAUNTERING THROUGH THE WOODS." ...... Thoreau

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:44 ft / 13 m
    Elevation Loss:44 ft / 13 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:44 ft / 13 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:trails/wack nb from monument hill road
    Trailhead:Monument Hill Road N end of Central Park.  420 ft / 128 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:44 ft / 13 m
    Route:trails/wack nb from monument hill road
    Trailhead:Monument Hill Road N end of Central Park.  420 ft / 128 m



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