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Sep. 7, 2014 (Sun.)
Elevation: 3576 feet; Order of Height: 82
Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Caroline Doucet, Pu Chen
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Our first visit to Jay since the NYSDEC put up a new official trail to the ridge. A perfect late summer day, cool and crisp. Discovered that the new trail is already well beaten out, well-signed, and well-engineered. Also noticeably longer than the old unofficial route. Once atop the ridgeline, the same beautiful mostly open mix of meadows, open bedrock, and little scrambles was a delight - as it always is. Upon reaching the 'commonly-accepted' summit point, I decided to continue on, and discovered a faintly-marked route that leads another 250 yards (meters) to the official highpoint, complete with survey marker. In total, the new trail and going to the actual summit adds an extra two miles (3km) of round-trip distance. Not a huge amount, but definitely noticeable. Still a super-worthwhile hike!

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 Image Gallery: September 2014 Jay Mtn hike (using new trail, and to official summit)

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