Ascent of Cotton Hill on 2014-04-06
|Others in Party:||supported by Rose|
|Date:||Sunday, April 6, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||2114 ft / 644 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA short easy trail hike for our 3rd summit of the day.... .8 miles, 35 minutes RT
From the bridge over the Schoharie River in Middleberg we drove south on Hwy #145 for .9 miles to a left on CR 66 (Cotton Hill Road), 3.2 miles north we turned left on Treadle Mire Road and in .8 miles arrived at the TH parking on the right. Unfortunately a foot of snow carpeted the wooded area.
I followed the aqua blazed trail (bends right before turning left and heading northeast) .4 miles to the summit, passing a lean-to near the summit. A beautiful open forest of tall pines adorns the ridge.
The snow covered trail had foot traffic so the going was easy.
The HP is fairly obvious, a Witness Post Survey Marker is nailed to a tree, unfortunately I couldn't see the BM because of the snow.
We drove to our next stop, Canady Hill, just to the southeast, only to find it snow covered. I didn't like the looks of my planned route, a bushwack from the east side on moderately-steep/rocky terrain, so I decided to leave it for another day. After all, we came down here to get away from the snow.
We moved on east to Irish Hill.
"THE WORLD IS A BOOK AND THOSE WHO DO NOT TRAVEL READ ONLY PAGE ONE." ...... St. Augustine
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||104 ft / 32 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 2 km|
| Route:||aqua blazed tr from TH on treadle mire rd|
| Trailhead:||TH parking on Treadle Mire Road 2010 ft / 612 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Time Up:||15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||10 Minutes|
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