Ascent of Twin Mountain on 2012-04-14

Climber: Matthew Ledwith

Others in Party:Ruud van den Boom <5724>
John Rullan
Agata Wadowska
Date:Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Twin Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3640 ft / 1109 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at the DEC Parking Lot at the very end of Prediger Road. I wasn't into trail reports when I climbed this mountain, so this is based on a fuzzing recollection. This was my very first hike where the summit was the goal. I remember being quite impressed by the obstacles and climbs required to hike this mountain. I've hiked it since and I must concede that Twin is one of my favorite hikes in the Catskills. When we got to the top, we ate lunch at the Southeast Twin ledge. The views of the Ashokan Reservoir and beyond where fantastic. I was quite beat at this point, being in poor condition, but we hiked on to the true summit of Twin and the other view point. This was also impressive, but we turned around quickly and made our was back to Jimmy Dolan Notch and down to the trail head.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1586 ft / 483 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Jimmy Dolan Notch
    Trailhead:2054 ft / 626 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Rock Climb
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Twin Mountain (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Twin Mountain2012-04-141586 ft / 483 m
Total Trip Gain: 1586 ft / 483 m    Total Trip Loss: 1586 ft / 483 m

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