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Ascent of Tremper Mountain on 2017-10-18

Climber: Brian Bragg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tremper Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2720 ft / 829 m

Ascent Trip Report

Doesn't seem like a busy trail... I saw no one else the entire time I was there. Trail is fairly wide the whole way, seems to follow an old woods road. The steepness is never extreme, just a lot of long moderately steep sections. Although it would seem like an easy, straightforward hike under most conditions, I did it in the afternoon after doing Panther/Giant Ledge earlier in the day and the uphill grinds felt MUCH tougher than expected (I was probably pushing the pace a bit too much though). Views from the highest accessible point of the fire tower were good. The spring about a mile from the top was dry. Most interesting part of the hike: as I sat up in the fire tower, I could hear the forest below me on the summit area gradually come alive with the sounds of animals moving/thrashing around through the woods and vocalizing. The sounds got intense at times, almost like a jungle. Very cool.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Phoenecia Trail
    Time Up:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Hours 45 Minutes



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