Ascent of Jug Mountain on 2014-04-27
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, April 27, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||1755 ft / 534 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA tough bushwack left-of-north from I87 ..... 1.8 miles, 1h45 hours RT.
Driving south on the Adirondack Northway (I87) I pulled-in at at the High Peaks Visitors Center, south of exit 30 just after Jug Pond and parked at the southwest corner of the truck parking area.
The Center is closed-in with a perimeter fence. From my car park (summit is left-of-north) I crossed over the fence at a damaged section and immediately found and woods track heading north to Jug Pond. I turned right and walked the track north 100 yards to a height-of-land where I turned left, entered the woods and bushwacked .8 miles to the summit.
The route is rough, has poor footing and steep stretches with a number of obstacles (tall ledges). I had to zig-zag, always looking for the easy way around the obstacles. I found my way to the south-side of the summit then to the south-east side (after a very steep climb) to a rock surface 100+ yards below the summit. Here I picked up a number of small cairn and a 40 foot long rope which I used to pull myself up the steep rock face.
The woods on this route are fairly open, with some down-fall at the bottom.
The short distance climb took me 55 minutes, I descended in 30.
The open rocky summit offers great views and is well worth the climb, a small old lean-to is at 15 yards to the north.
I continued driving south on the Northway to Severance Hill.
"EVERY GENERATION LAUGHS AT THE OLD FASHIONS, BUT FOLLOWS REGIOUSLY THE NEW." ......thoreau
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||771 ft / 235 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Route:||bushwack nb from I87 high peaks ctr|
| Trailhead:||I87, High Peaks Visitors Center S of exit 30. 984 ft / 299 m|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack, Scramble|
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