Ascent of Dune Reist on 2014-04-05

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Saturday, April 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dune Reist
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:470 ft / 143 m

Ascent Trip Report

This Dune in Niskayuna Town, NY is basically a drive up, the HP is 20 yards to the right of the TH.

The Henry G Reist Wildlife Sanctuary, est in 1965, is a 113 acres sandy/rolling area with several miles of well maintained trails. A witness post and a small kiosk with a trail map are on the summit, no views.
The most difficult part is to get to the TH, you have to drive through the Hexam Gardens subdivision. There are 4 THs, all on the north side of the Sanctuary, we used the one at the end of Thackery Ct.

From the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center we drove north to Hwy #5 (Central Avenue) where we turned left (west), 5.3 miles turned right on #7, 2.8 miles northeast turned right on Balltown Road, .5 miles south turned left on Village Road (entrance to Hexam Gardens Subdivision), .25 miles east right on Heather Lane, 120 yards left on Thackery Ct, 120 yards arrive at the dead-end of Ct and the TH.
The obvious HP is 20 Yards to the right, inside the woods.

We moved on to Dougs Peak for the last summit of the day.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Route:just besides dead-end of thackery ct
    Trailhead:Thackery Ct  455 ft / 138 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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