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Ascent of Cotton Hill on 2014-04-06

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, April 6, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cotton Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2114 ft / 644 m

Ascent Trip Report

A 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:10 Minutes



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