Ascent of Pigeon Mountain on 2011-02-06

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 6, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pigeon Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2780 ft / 847 m

Ascent Trip Report

David Galvin’s trip report (October 26, 2000) still follows thru. The left fork approaching the Pigeon-Panther col is well maintained and blazed (orange surveyor’s tape) up to Pigeon Mtn’s southern saddle and to within nearly 500 yards of the peak. This day Pinnacle Rd was well cleared to the trailhead while the trail was snowshoe broken to a turn toward Pinnacle Mtn and skied to and beyond Pigeon Mtn’s southern saddle. Thankfully the barely solid trail made my approach possible, leading to a relatively short but lengthy time wise bushwack into deep snow.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1180 ft / 359 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1180 ft / 359 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.9 mi / 9.4 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast
Slight bit of hail in the air
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1180 ft / 359 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Pinnacle Rd Trail, Saddle Trail, & Bushwack
    Start Trailhead:Pinnacle Rd Trailhead  1600 ft / 487 m
    Time:3 Hours 11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1180 ft / 359 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.6 km
    Route:Bushwack, Saddle Trail, & Pinnacle Rd Trail
    End Trailhead:Pinnacle Rd Trailhead  1600 ft / 487 m
    Time:1 Hours 34 Minutes

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