Ascent of Mount Matumbla on 2013-08-06

Climber: Alan Bernier

Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Matumbla
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2688 ft / 819 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used the Pitchfork Pond snowmobile trail approach for this, with a minor change. Upon arrival, Camp Buck-horn was occupied. I briefly chatted with the occupant, and he freely gave me permission to walk up the road. I followed the snowmobile trail straight through all intersections and past all turns until I came to the T at the base of the climb. Don't bother taking the turn to go over point 1879, as the main trail that goes straight is in far better condition and seemed more direct to me.

The bushwhack up was steep at times but mostly through good woods - lots of young Pine without much undergrowth. The last few hundred feet vertical took me through a sea of ferns with some patches of thick Spruce to avoid. I found the high point, and there was one small piece of orange flagging on a branch above the 6' high rock in the blowdown area at the summit. I added a larger piece of pink flagging, and retraced my route back to the car. Total r/t time was just over 5 hours, including 10 minutes for going the wrong way on the snowmobile trail once I finished my bushwhack, and 15 minutes spent at the summit exploring other bumps and such.
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