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Ascent of Mount Jo on 2014-12-31

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jo
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2877 ft / 876 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started our day with the intent on hiking Street and Nye. Unfortunately when we got to Indian pass brook the water was too high and there was no way to cross. After searching along the riverbank for about 0.3 miles for an alternate crossing we finally decided to bushwhack back to the trail and hike Mt. Jo instead. We started up the Long Trail via the Rock Garden and enjoyed a fun icy climb up the trail. The skies were a mix of sun and clouds with some fairly strong winds on this very chilly day but we had some great views from the summit. We descended via the short trail and overall had a great day in the woods.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1127 ft / 343 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1127 ft / 343 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
temps ~15 with winds o the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1077 ft / 328 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 777 ft / 236 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:trail to bushwhack to trail
    Start Trailhead:Loj to Indian Pass brook to Mt Jo  2100 ft / 640 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:827 ft / 252 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 777 ft / 236 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:short trail
    End Trailhead:Loj  2100 ft / 640 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes



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