Ascent of Halcott Mountain on 2015-09-12

Climber: David Leone

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 12, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Halcott Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3520 ft / 1072 m

Ascent Trip Report

Warm and humid, overcast on the ascent. At the head wall of Bushnellville creek I should have headed more south to attain the ridge line to the summit. As it was I wound up with a steeper brush clogged climb, especially near the summit. On the descent I stayed on the herd path from the canister to the south which took me down the way I should have come up avoiding most of the low brush. It rained all the way down, just like my bushwhack on Rusk.Am I immune to the nettles? I do wear long pants on all my bushwhacks, but my short sleeves are also in contact with the brush and I have never experienced any discomfort.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1726 ft / 526 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:north side of Bushnellville creek
    Trailhead:DEC parking on Rt.42  1794 ft / 546 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
overcast on ascent rain on descent
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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