Ascent of Big Indian Mountain on 2017-05-11

Climber: Phil Barone

Others in Party:Troy Hartman
Date:Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Indian Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3700 ft / 1127 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was a straight forward hike, we climbed up the marked trail until it leveled out. Due to all the down leaves and being early in the season we got off trail a few times but easily found our way back on track. Missed the herds path leading to the true summit but we cut up on a short bushwhack after realizing that we missed it. The summit canister was easy to locate. We followed the herds path toward Fir Mountain but lost the path quickly. The decent from Big Indian was steep and dense. We decided to turn around shortly after we lost the path. Once getting back to the summit of Big Indian we continued on the herds path down to the trail and back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2670 ft / 813 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2670 ft / 813 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.9 mi / 17.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2670 ft / 813 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.8 km
    Route:Blue Trail to Herds Path
    Start Trailhead:Biscuit Brook  1030 ft / 313 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2670 ft / 813 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.8 km
    Route:Herds Path to Blue Trail
    End Trailhead:Biscuit Brook  1030 ft / 313 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes

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