Ascent of Genesee County High Point on 2010-04-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, April 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Genesee County High Point
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1470 ft / 448 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy open cross-country hike with little elevation gain ...... overall .75miles, half hour RT

Located at the bottom/middle of the County, right on the the Genesee/Wyoming County Line. From Thruway I90, exit 48 in Batavia travel south on Hwy #98 towards Attica. Take Hwy #20 east at the overpass north of Alexander and drive 3.2 miles to the cross-roads "West Bethany-Molasses Hill Roads", an open area with no landmarks. Turn right on Molasses Hill Road and travel/climb south to the Bethany Golf Club House on the left on a ridge at 2 miles. Park at the pullout on the left in front of the red barn besides the Club House ..... this is the TH, the Genesee/Wyoming County line is a few hundred yards down the road, it is marked by a sign "Middlebury Town Line" with a row of trees/hedges. Just on the other side is a driveway that leads west to a house. To the west (across the road from the Golf Club) is a huge field about half a mile deep (was once a driving range), the Highpoint is in this field, right on the County Line at about .3 miles, the high ground is obvious. This Genesee County Highpoint is actually on the slopes of the Hill (1650 feet in elevation) south in Wyoming County.

I hiked west cross-country in the field towards the obvious high ground, once there I found a worn path in an opening in the trees that goes south into Genesse County. I walked the County Line bothways 20 yards to make sure of stepping on the high ground. Other reports refer to a fence on the County Line, little evidence of a fence today.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:125 ft / 38 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:from bethany hills golf club cross-country west
    Trailhead:bethany hills golf club on molasses hill road  1345 ft / 409 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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