Ascent of Morgan Hill on 2011-03-20

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Morgan Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2060 ft / 627 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day's second of four peaks. Early morning's hard crust kept me up running, gliding across snow in my icebug shoes. Herlihy Rd (off Rte 80) becomes an unplowed logging road with parking, arriving at a logging yard after about two miles, Shackham Rd is a paved and plowed road but parking may be problematic while Morgan Hill Rd directly across is another unplowed logging road which crosses the North Country National Scenic Trail (Blue-blazed Finger Lakes Trail) in a quarter mile. Followed blue trail south then headed up East by GPS (Love My GPS) to summit. My trek east took me across Morgan Hill Rd again (it turns a V getting there and was my longer way back) and into woods with many old tote roads about even to crossings near to summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:935 ft / 284 m
    Total Elevation Loss:935 ft / 284 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:735 ft / 224 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 535 ft / 163 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Herlihy & Morgan Hill Rds, Finger Lakes Tr, Bushwa
    Start Trailhead:Herlihy Rd  1525 ft / 464 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:735 ft / 224 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 535 ft / 163 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Bushwack, Morgan Hill & Herlihy Rds
    End Trailhead:Herlihy Rd  1525 ft / 464 m
    Time:1 Hours 32 Minutes

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