Ascent to Split Rock Mountain-Ore Bed overlook on 2011-10-10

Climber: John McHugh

Date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Split Rock Mountain - Ore Bed overlook
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:919 ft / 280 m
    Remaining Elevation:114 ft / 34 m (15% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I had wanted to hike here since seeing this mountain from across Lake Champlain at Mount Philo in Vermont. After 2 days of hiking the Adirondacks, thought this would be a nice easy hike before heading home. A very quiet place with hardly any other hikers. The trail doesn't quite go to the summit; we decided against bushwacking there, as we were in shorts and T-shirts, and it looked fairly thick towards the top. Went to the Ore Bed overlook and had nice views back to the Adirondacks and south towards Lake Champlain, though I had hoped for a better view of the Green Mountains. There are a few other trails with overlooks, so it seems like a nice place to return to for other days of easy hiking.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:690 ft / 210 m
    Extra Gain:66 ft / 20 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:North Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:361 ft / 110 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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