Ascent of South Crow Hill on 2010-11-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Thursday, November 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Crow Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1640 ft / 499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another area full of those ugly/power-producing windmill-farms near the center of the County, a short xcountry/bushwack ..... .5 miles, 30 minutes RT.

For this 4th and last hike of the day we had on hand good information ..... PB'S topo/satellite maps with the coordinates and Michael Schwartz TR of August 2010. After the Oneida County Highpoint we traveled west on hwy 20, through the village of Madison to Bouckville, and from its Landmark Tavern continued west on 20 1.1 miles to a right turn on Crow Hill Road. We drove north 1.43 miles and parked the car besides the road, on the right is a "Posted" sign and at 2 o'clock as you look up the road is an ugly/offensive windmill. The summit is due magnetic east from this spot.
***** I can't believe how we allow our politicians to continue with their polluting ways, wind power is plain bs and for the greedy only, put them in the middle of the ocean out of site and definitely away from the mountains.

I walked magnetic east to the far end of the grass field and continued/bushwwacked to the summit at about 300 yards. Once you enter the open woods the ground rises gradually to the obvious summit area. ..... a number of spots vie for the highpoint, mine was at a GPS of 42.90649, 75.56831.

We had a great touristy type day in a beautiful area of NY State, except for the ugly windmills. We will overnight at the Microtel Hotel at the east end of Syracuse.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:xcrountry/bushwack from west side crow hill road
    Start Trailhead:west of bouckville to crow hilll road  1540 ft / 469 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:xcrountry/bushwack from west side crow hill road
    End Trailhead:west of bouckville to crow hilll road  1540 ft / 469 m

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