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
----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.

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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