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Ascent of Stillwater Mountain on 2017-04-28

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Route is nicely shown on Jillian Smith GPS
Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Stillwater Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2264 ft / 690 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rose and I are down to this nice area of NY State for a 3 day hiking trip primarily to climb Stillwater Mountain and thereby finish my PB List "Fire Tower Challenge (Adirondack/Catskill)" for the THIRD TIME. I first finished this List back in November of 2008 on Black Mountain, then again on May of 2015 on Loon Lake Mountain (see their respective TRs) . This is another of those evolving lists, something like "NH 52 with a View".
I should note that of this date there are now 30 mountains on this List.

The signed TH Parking is on Old Moose Road 15.6 miles northwest of Hwy #28 at Eagle Bay (the last 7 miles of this road is dirt). The 1 mile long blue blazed trail is a moderate climb (nicely shown on Jillian Smith GPS Track).

One needs to climb the 7 flights of stairs for the best views. The Firetower, restored by volunteers, sits on a rock outcrop with "USGS Survey Marker STILLWATER 1942" plus an ADK BM. Picnic table is to one side.

"MOUNTAINS ARE THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF ALL NATURAL SCENERY." ......... john ruskin
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:551 ft / 167 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:trail sb per Jillian Smith GPS track
    Trailhead:TH on Old Mosse Road 15.6M NW of Eagle bay  1713 ft / 522 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes



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