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Ascent of Castle Clinton High Point on 2015-12-13

Climber: William Musser

Date:Sunday, December 13, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Train
Peak:Castle Clinton High Point
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5 ft / 1 m

Ascent Trip Report

The end of my 4 highpoint day in NYC. Got off the subway at Fulton Center and walked down to the obvious national monument. It was a bit disappointing there was not more historical information to see - at least all I saw was a tiney section of wall left over from the 1700s but it was pretty darn small. Thought I might run over and see the statue of liberty but I missed the last ferry (after 3:30 PM) so I walked back uphill to the hotel. Next time on business I will have to go check out the other islands. The ferry cost to go to the statue is stiff around $18. Ouch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Urban Route see trip report
    Start Trailhead:Hudson River edge  5 ft / 1 m
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    End Trailhead:15 ft / 4 m
Ascent Part of Trip: NYC bagging

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1African Burial Ground High Point2015-12-13 a20 ft / 6 m
2Manhattan High Point2015-12-13 b495 ft / 151 m
3Inwood Hill2015-12-13 c495 ft / 151 m
4Castle Clinton High Point2015-12-13 d20 ft / 6 m
Total Trip Gain: 1030 ft / 314 m    Total Trip Loss: 765 ft / 233 m



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