Ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain on 2015-01-17

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sugarloaf Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:900 ft / 274 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the Wilkinson Memorial Trailhead on Route 9D hoping to walk all the way north to South Beacon Mountain. Unfortunately, I lost the trail near the frozen waterfall about a half mile in and went very far before realizing I was lost. This turned into a 2 hour bushwhacking nightmare just to find the trail again. This put a damper on the rest of the day and I decided to end my hike at Sugarloaf which still had some amazing views. The trail further on was basically a frozen river and I didn't have my microspikes so I turned around.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Wilkinson Memorial Trail
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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