Ascent of Madison County High Point on 2017-01-02

Climber: Lawrence Cathcart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Madison County High Point
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2140 ft / 652 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked on the side of Firetower Road, near the entrance sign of Morrow Mountain State Forest. Mack Road runs through the state forest and up the mountain is on a snowmobile trail and has seen a lot of use so it was hard packed snow all the way up. There was also a snowshoe trail alongside the snowmobile trail although I left the snowshoes in the car.

The road meanders up the hill to the summit where there is a tower. In winter there are some views through the trees to the North. The road has woods on both sides with one section in the middle which is pine.

I left the car at 7:10 am and got to the summit at 7:30 am. It took 15 minutes to get back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Mack Road
    Trailhead:Tower Road  1850 ft / 563 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Sunny and clear. Cold - about 20 F
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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