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    Frank Trotter completed El Paso in the Quebrada

    4 months ago

    Frank Trotter updated Hike the Twelve Stations to the Cross

    5 months ago

    Frank Trotter reviewed New York Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Did a little different version of the hike today with my daughter. Instead of starting at the cabins we cut 6 miles round trip and went around via Eagle and Sylvan State Park to the upper trailhead. Google sent us on a road that wasn't well maintain but we made it up to 418 this way and from there to the trailhead. Once on the trail it was a bluebird day and easy hiking. Our total out and back was 4.2 miles and 1,328 feet of ascent. Cairnes marked the way pretty well although close to the top they are a little hard to pick out. We spent over two hours at the summit since my hiking partner had to take some conference calls (5 bars and LTE). It gave me a chance to pace around a bit and watch the colors change as the sun moved across the sky and cotton ball clouds passed over. We figured out the roads on the way down (who knew paper maps could help) and cut almost 45 minutes off the commute. From the pavement above the Sylvan welcome center take 415 to 418 and turn left - about 45 minutes from the pavement. Great day. Great hike. Great views.

    Frank Trotter updated New York Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Frank Trotter updated New York Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Frank Trotter updated New York Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Frank Trotter updated New York Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Frank Trotter added New York Mountain

    about 1 year ago

    Frank Trotter reviewed New York Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Overall this presentation is confusing. There are two segments here. I followed the driving instructions and arrived at the trailhead by Baryeta Cabins. As noted the road is extremely rutted and narrow. Setting off on the marked New York Mountain Trail was clear until midway up a series of meadows where the trail became invisible. If you hike from this point use my return track from the second trailhead to navigate or my edited route saved in uploaded routes. The Garmin Route and the actual route divert 180 degrees at this point. I bushwhacked along the Garmin route on the way up for about 45 minutes before reaching the actual trail. About 2.9 miles in you'll reach the second trailhead with parking that can be reached via Eagle for the actual climb to the peak. From this point the trail is fairly clear until closer to the top. I joined another hiker mid-way up this section who had done the hike before. We circled to the south around the summit to avoid more significant scrambling. In this case use my outbound route or edited route to navigate. Spent some time at the summit in beautiful weather although watched several storms run through the valley to the north, I started down and overshot the trail in the rocks before climbing back up. Upon returning the the second trailhead I followed a sign "to Baryeta Cabin" which was the actual trail back to the start. All in all an excellent hike. Out and back for me was about 10.4 miles and 3,400 gain. Track has been uploaded and suggested as route.

    Frank Trotter completed New York Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Frank Trotter completed Shrine Ridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Frank Trotter updated El Paso in the Quebrada

    over 1 year ago