Ascent of Plateau Mountain on 2013-12-31

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Plateau Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

14 minutes--Mink Hollow/Devil's Path Junction
1:15--Indian Head
1:35--Mink Hollow/Devil's Path Junction
2 hours--Sugarloaf
2:20--Mink Hollow/Devil's Path Junction
2:30--Mink Hollow Road out of Elka Park TH

Made trail the whole way up. When you get to the end of Mink Hollow Road out of Elka Park you will see a red diamond sign at the end and two big rocks on the wooded road to keep cars off. Follow the old woods road up to the notch. There are some other "roads" the branch off to the right but say to the left. Around 11 minutes in you will see a campsite directly in front of you. Turn right before entering the sight and you will see a sign for the spring and yellow markers appear. Turn right here unless you need water. You will very quickly see the junction and lean-to between Sugarloaf and Plateau. Both mountains are on Devil's Path (red markers) and are steep and icy in the winter.

I hiked this looking to have summated all the Catskill high peaks and have summated 100 different peaks this year. I did it! This was number 101 and I summated all the Catskill high peaks in the year 2013!! Finishing with 101 different mountain summits and 115 season all summits (14 of the mountains I did twice this year but in a different season). My 13th Catskill 3500 winter summit. Great way to end the year 2013!!

12.5 miles total on this day using two trail heads to knock out the core four eastern Devil's Path peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:Devil's Path
    Start Trailhead:Mink Hollow/Devil's Path Junction  
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:Devil's Path to woods road
    End Trailhead:Mink Hollow Road out of Elka Park  
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 12/31/13 B (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sugarloaf Mountain2013-12-31 
2Plateau Mountain2013-12-31 

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