Ascent of North Dome on 2019-11-09

Climber: Jeff Hicks

Others in Party:Josh
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Dome
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3610 ft / 1100 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at parking area on shoemaker rd. at trailhead to Devils path. Started hiking at 8:20. Hiked about a mile and left the Devils path and headed west directly up North Dome. The rest of the hike was all a bushwhack. Hiking up North Dome was very steep with numerous bands of ledges to negotiate. There was an inch or two of snow on the ground which made getting good footing a real challenge. As we neared the top we ran into the evergreens and we found a herd trail that led to the canister at the peak. It took about 2:15 to get to the canister. Shortly before getting to the summit we ran into a dozen other hikers doing a group hike and we tagged along with them until we got to Mt Sherrill where we headed off in different directions. It was a chance encounter but we made a few new friends along the way. From Sherrill we headed north down to Spruceton rd and walked the road back to our car. The total hike took 6:40. It was a very cold day but we had blue skies and no wind which made for a great hike. Then it was 3 hours in the car back to PA.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:1 mi. On Devils path, head west up mtn.
    Start Trailhead:Devils path parking lot on Shoemaker rd  
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:To Sherrill then down to spruceton rd

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