Ascent of South Dix on 2015-09-06

Climber: Ed Kobos

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Dix
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4068 ft / 1239 m

Ascent Trip Report

I left Macomb at 11:37 and headed to South Dix. The views of South Dix, through the woods, were terrific. I hit a junction that apparently went to down toward Elk Lake, but I’m not sure. The approach to South Dix was very scenic. There was a lot of bare rock in front of me, with a bunch of large balancing rocks and cairns leading to the summit. I took pictures of the west side of the peak, looking toward what I believe to be Hough and Dix, but I knew that the trail to Grace was on the other side. I took a few pictures and then went to look for the ‘special’ tree. I found the tree just around the corner from a lookout rock, on the south east side of the peak. It reminded me of Street and Nye. There was also a yellow disc about 15’ high. My GPS read 4106’. I stopped for lunch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:389 ft / 117 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Grade/Class:IV & 5.3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Beautiful Day - mid 50s to mid 70s
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:354 ft / 107 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Herd Path from Macomb to South Dix
    Start Trailhead:Macomb Mt. Summit  4422 ft / 1347 m
    Time:0 Hours 53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Trail from S. Dix to Grace Peak
    End Trailhead:Grace Peak  4033 ft / 1229 m
    Time:0 Hours 56 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mac-SDix-Grace-Hough

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Hough Peak2015-09-06376 ft / 115 m
1Macomb Mountain2015-09-062296 ft / 700 m
2South Dix2015-09-060 ft / 0 m
3Grace Mountain2015-09-06420 ft / 128 m
Total Trip Gain: 3092 ft / 943 m    Total Trip Loss: 3068 ft / 936 m

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