Ascent of Beech Mountain on 2016-04-13

Climber: Todd Jennings

Others in Party:Robert Harris -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beech Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3118 ft / 950 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to the Frick Pond Trailhead at the end of Beech Mountain Rd in Livingston Manor, NY. Ascended by way of the Quick Lake Trail, Flynn Trail, and then a woods road that goes from Hodge Pond up and around the back side of Beech Mountain. The woods road eventually becomes a loop trail that is about 100 feet below the actual summit. There is a spur from this loop trail that is your path to the summit, but the spur quickly disintegrates, and the last 150 meters or so to the summit is bushwhack.

Was able to pick out what appeared to be the highest ground, and saw a pink ribbon wrapped around a tree there, which seemed to me to be summit confirmation.

The early part of the hike on the Quick Lake Trail was quite wet, and there were still patches of snow in the shaded areas beneath the forest canopy. But once we began the actual ascent, the path was dry and snow-free.

After the ascent, we returned to the trail head by way of the Flynn Trail, which is a very broad woods road that was a long and easy 600' drop in elevation.
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View from 100 ft below summit of Beech Mountain (2016-04-13). Photo by Todd Jennings.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Calm

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