George Grzyb's ascents on 05/20/2012

Pochuck Mountain

Parking: Parking Area @ Glenwood Road (County Roud 565) and Tall Timbers Road

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Description: Bagged Pochuck Mountain, Hamburg Mountain High Point, Mount Stockholm, and Morris Lake Mountain while hiking and geocaching across 18.4 miles in Hamburg Mountain WMA, Sparta Mountain WMA, and Sparta Glen Park. I sure picked a nice bushwhack to wake up in the morning. My french pressed coffee did not quite prepare me for the swamp, briers, and drainages I had to navigate. Reminded me of a typical Catskills bushwhack to be honest :)

Hamburg Mountain High Point

Parking: Parking Area @ Vernon Stockholm Road (County Roud 515) and Mud Pond Trail

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Description: Bagged Pochuck Mountain, Hamburg Mountain High Point, Mount Stockholm, and Morris Lake Mountain while hiking and geocaching across 18.4 miles in Hamburg Mountain WMA, Sparta Mountain WMA, and Sparta Glen Park. Took an unresearched clockwise approach to the high point but alas ran into a pond swollen by beaver engineering so had to bushwhack a good mile crossing and picking up old woods roads and herd paths. On the way out picked up some geocaches and scared off a black bear which was about 20 feet away from me. Thoroughly enjoyed the adventure.

Morris Lake Mountain

Parking: Parking Area @ Sparta Glen Park

Hiking Partners: N/A

Description: Bagged Pochuck Mountain, Hamburg Mountain High Point, Mount Stockholm, and Morris Lake Mountain while hiking and geocaching across 18.4 miles in Hamburg Mountain WMA, Sparta Mountain WMA, and Sparta Glen Park. Definitely made a summit of this hill a long time ago. After the other 3 climbs today, seeing 0.3 miles as the crow flies on my GPS made me happy. Made my way up to the summit, found a geocache, and spent some time eating peanuts and drinking water at the viewpoint.