Ascent of Rockhouse Mountain on 2012-04-06

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rockhouse Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1272 ft / 387 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made this a bit harder than it needed to be! Parked at the pull-off just west of the overpass. I figured I was RIGHT on the trail. Had my map and my GPS, which confirmed that I was right on the trail that passed south and east of Rockhouse mountain. I walked down to the guardrail, then headed into the woods. I didn't see a trail, but the bushwhacking was easy and after about 200 yards I picked it up. When it swung close to Rockhouse, I just headed up the short rocky slope to the top. Highpoint is on the southwest end of the ridge. From there, Jackie Jones mountain seems higher. I just dropped down from the rocky top and bushwhacked in the general direction of my truck. On the topo's, there is a swamp, and it is there. Careful. As I got close to my truck, I picked up that trail again. For kicks, I followed it out and it took me right to my truck. Annoyed, I muttered under my breath that it would have been nice of the New York State Park personnel to put blazes up so you could see it from the road. Then I saw they did...I just walked right past them!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:192 ft / 58 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:Road  1080 ft / 329 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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