Ascent of New Forge Hilltop on 2017-04-14

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Friday, April 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:New Forge Hilltop
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:284 m / 934 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I went to New Forge State Forest expecting a short bushwhack to its highest point and was pleased to find a well blazed Red Trail (tho not well brushed) leading up along the western ridge to the summit; a quick ascent encouraged my following this Red Trail further hoping to create a loop and when the trail turned downhill and south my choice was to try a short bushwhack north to where the main Forest Road should be (and was) for a quick return to the State Forest trail head, an easy walk and horizon views in bare woods sharing the start with a river, small dam and fishermen.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:195 m / 643 ft
    Elevation Loss:195 m / 643 ft
    Distance:4.8 km / 3 mi
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:127 m / 418 ft
    Extra Loss:7 m / 25 ft
    Distance:1 km / 0.6 mi
    Route:Wood Rd & Red Trail
    Trailhead:New Forge Road  164 m / 541 ft
    Time Up:24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:188 m / 618 ft
    Extra Gain:68 m / 225 ft
    Distance:3.8 km / 2.4 mi
    Route:Red Trail, Wac & Wood Rd
    Trailhead:New Forge Road  164 m / 541 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 17 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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