Ascent of Otsego County High Point on 2011-11-24

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Thursday, November 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Otsego County High Point
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2420 ft / 737 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short trail/bushwack westbound from Sisson Road ...... .8 miles, 40 minutes RT to 2 spots.

I chose to use Gary Fallesen's western approach from his TH on Sisson Road ..... it turned out to be a very easy/short recommended route.
We found our way to the TH from the north, I88, exit 20, west of Cobleskill, we traveled west on Hwy 7 for 7.2 miles to a left on CR 38A, .3 miles right on Charlotteville Road (after going under I88), 1.1 miles left on Lutheranville Road, 2.7 miles left on Sisson Road, 1.68 miles north to the TH at a large ATV Road intersection on the left, signed "Trail Corridor #7C" plus "Handicap" use sign, it is red blazed. This is state forest land.

I walked the 7C red blazed Trail (northwest then west) for about 300 yards in beautiful tall-spruce-woods to an old clear-cut area, where I turned right and bushwacked generally north (some dense bushes but easy) 150 yards to the highground on the ridge for AREA 1. The AREA 1 HP is not obvious, I chose my spot inside a 40 yard diameter fairly flat area, GPS 42.61671,-74.64552, I added a few pink flag tape.

From Area 1 I walked east on the ridge, out of the clear-cut into the beautiful tall-spruce-woods, about 200 yards to my chosen spot for AREA 2 ...... at a bit of an open area at an old stone wall, my GPS read 42.61757,- 74.64291. Forgot to tape the spot.
I then walked south 100 yards to the red blazed trail, coming out at 200 yards from the TH. The RT distance for both spots estimated at .6 miles took me 35 minutes.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Total Elevation Loss:110 ft / 33 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:120 ft / 36 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 90 ft / 27 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:trail/bushwack wb from sisson road.
    Start Trailhead:Sisson Road TH N of Lutheranville Road  2330 ft / 710 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:trail/bushwack wb from sisson road.
    End Trailhead:Sisson Road TH N of Lutheranville Road  2340 ft / 713 m

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