Rounds Mountain, NY

February 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm 2 comments

This site seems to be either very quiet or dead, but I’ll post this anyway…

Today, I joined a Taconic Hiking Club outing on the Taconic Crest Trail, along the border between New York and Massachusetts. With 14 people on the trip, and needing to leave cars at either end of the hike, I won’t go into the logistical details. Suffice it to say that it got complicated to the point of being laughable, but everything worked out.

After getting the transportation figured out and dropping cars as needed, we all started north from the trailhead on Madden Road, near Hancock, MA. After some steep climbing, we soon reached the open summit of Rounds Mountain. It was very windy and exposed here, and with temps only around 20F, we didn’t tarry long. It was an extremely clear day, and the views were great to the south, west and north.

I quickly downed a cold, dry White Castle cheeseburger (note the expression), and got going again to get out of the wind.

Back in the woods, there was about 3-4″ of fresh powder on top of 8-10″ of very firm base, so the walking on snowshoes was pretty easy, and the trail was well-marked. We split into many different and varying groups over the course of the day, but all managed to be in the same place for lunch.

Continuing along the Taconic Ridge, and climbing and descending several more minor summits, we arrived at the junction with the Robinson Hollow Access Trail, just recently reopened. From there it was all down hill to the pre-spotted cars after about a 6.3-mile hike.

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Entry filed under: New York Summits.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sirloinofbeef  |  February 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Good to see a post. You’re right, it has been quiet – maybe no one wants to eat cold burgers.

    I gotta get out to play in the snow.

    sirloinofbeef

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  • 2. Krusty Bunz  |  February 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve also noticed the lack of postings since my New Year’s Day post. I’m overdue for another one, should be coming sometime this month. There won’t be the great snow that you had though… that’s one thing I miss since moving from MA to the UK… any snow here melts very quickly.

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