Ascent of Azure Mountain on 2018-06-03

Climber: Ed Kobos

Others in Party:none
Date:Sunday, June 3, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Azure Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2500 ft / 762 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a pleasant trip, following trail work, yesterday, as part of National Trails Day.
I left Nicks Lake campground, our HQ for the trail work, about 0700 and arrived at the Trail Head about 0920. I was on the trail by 0933 and passed an old fire place and picnic table. After a few minutes there is a large fragmented rocky area with very square cut cracks. A few minutes later I arrived at the tower. It is in good condition, due to the work of the Friends of Azure Mt. The views are OK, but there was haze to the south blotting out the High Peaks. The only clearly visible HP was Whiteface. I had a long chat with the summit steward, before heading down. He was a wealth of information about the tower and surrounding area. He mentioned the BIG rock on the west side of the summit, which I visited. It was worth it. It was an easy climb down, but I spent about 20 minutes investigating the rocky area. It is well worth the extra few minutes. Overall a nice climb. This is my 28th FT.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1000 ft / 304 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1000 ft / 304 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class IV
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Warm, warmer when climbing
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Marked DEC RED Trail
    Start Trailhead:Trail Head on Blue Mt. Rd.  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:retract of ascent
    End Trailhead:Trail Head  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time:0 Hours 58 Minutes

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