Ascent of Pigeon Mountain on 2012-04-21

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Saturday, April 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pigeon Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2780 ft / 847 m

Ascent Trip Report

This HP turned out to be much more straight-forward/easier than I read, a northbound trail and a westbound bushwack ..... 6 miles. 3.5 hours RT.

At the TH parking at the north-end of Pinnacle Road there are 2 TH signs, one to Chase lake and the other "Trail to County Line Lake, 3.5 miles". This is a new blue blazed maintained trail that contours the north side of Pigeon Mountain on the way to the County Line Lake, located west of Pigeon Mountain.

I left the TH north bound after a short distance I came-to/stayed right of Pinnacle Creek for about 2+ miles where the trail crosses the very small creek and climbs northwest on the slopes of Pigeon Mountain to a height-of-land at the west side of the mountain (about 2.5 miles from the TH).

I started my bushwack here by traveling/climbing generally west .5 miles to the summit.
I left in open deciduous woods, turning to mixed woods higher up. Half way up I stayed left at some large rock faces always looking-for/finding the easy way, steep pitches in places.
Once on the ridge I zig-zagged my way through the open areas, nothing difficult. I chose my spot at a fairly obvious HP, GPS 43.23194,-74.42229.
I returned the same way.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1250 ft / 381 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:co line lake tr/bushwack from pinnacle
    Trailhead:pinnacle road TH parking  1530 ft / 466 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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