Ascent of Slawson Benchmark on 2010-04-18
|Others in Party:||solo hike|
|Date:||Sunday, April 18, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||2080 ft / 633 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis one turned out to be somewhat of a challenge. Drove two complete circuits around the highpoint looking for a good spot to go in due to all the posted land in the area. Ended up following a posted hedgerow north from Hawkins Road. This was the longest access to the highpoint, but as far as I could see, the only way in without trespassing or getting permission from a landowner. This was not a bad bushwhack at all, going through mostly open woods. Did not figure I would have much luck finding the benchmark when I arrived at the summit because of all the cut limbs and downed trees. Went to the visual highpoint and searched around for a little while before I got the bright idea to go to the actual GPS coordinates. My GPS got me within seven feet and I had no trouble spotting the benchmark from there.
|Summary Total Data|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.5 km|
| Trailhead:||Hawkins Rd. -9999 ft / -3047 m|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Overcast|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Three-county highpoint jaunt|
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