Ascent of Kaaterskill High Peak on 2008-10-04

Climber: Dennis Van Amburgh

Date:Saturday, October 4, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kaaterskill High Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3655 ft / 1114 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very muddy, slowed me down. Tons of hikers on the long trail today but saw none on the upper loop unmaintained trail, great foliage, great weather. Saw airplane wreckage while going south on the upper snowmobile loop heading toward the 'twilight park trail '. Gorgeous remote wilderness on the lower and upper trials. At the giant cairns, hiked straight up n/nw, wanted to explore more but was alone and wasnt confident I would find my entrypoint onto the summit, very sporadic blue trail markings on the south side, not ideal for a beginner hiker like me. Next time am going to leave earlier, and maybe go with gps backup and explore the summit more with some friends via north twilight trail. Definately a great bloodpumping hike. Great views from ledge on the twilight trail right before summit showing the hudson. A million things to see on this hike, leave very early in the AM.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Platte Clove Trailhead  
Descent Statistics

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