Ascent of Sams Point-North Summit on 2019-03-24

Climber: Timmy Johnson

Others in Party:Connor
Date:Sunday, March 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sams Point-North Summit
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2289 ft / 697 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked the 8.3 mile loop around Sam’s Point Preserve of Minnewaska State Park. I started the loop heading north on Loop Road until I made a left onto High Point Carriage Rd. It was shortly after the last radio tower that I looked for the high point - which I believe is the highest point of the Shawangunks. I proceeded down High Point Carriage Rd until the road seemed to start descending more steadily. At this point I found a shortcut trail that took me to the High Point trail, just below the summit. I headed north on this trail to summit High Point. After taking in the views, I retraced my steps back onto the High Point Trail. This trail has you walking along cliff sides and was very pretty! I took this trail to the junction just east of Verkeerder Kill Falls. I then hiked westward to the falls. It was from the falls that I continued westward until I got to Loop Road again. Loop Road took me to Sam’s Point, and subsequently - the parking lot again.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Breezy, partly cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Sam’s Point

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sams Point-North Summit2019-03-24 
2High Point2019-03-24 
3Sams Point - Lookout2019-03-24 

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