Friday Mountain 3694'
USGS Map: West Shokan
NY-NJ Trail Conference Map: #43/143
Order of Height: 20th at 3694'
Access: Via Bushwhack
Description: Friday is thought to be one of the most difficult of the trail-less peaks. Its summit is surrounded by dense spruce and balsam and views are hard to find. Most commonly used bushwhacking routes are from Moon Haw Road in Maltby Hollow to the east or the Neversink River to the west.
The routes from Maltby Hollow are steep and difficult. The easiest of these involves climbing steeply over the east-west ridge of Friday to the col between Friday and Balsam Cap Mountain, then taking a line north (to Friday) or south (to Balsam Cap) to the summits.
Routes using the slide on the northeast side or the ridge are difficult. The route from the west along the Neversink, while not as steep, requires a long hike in along the Neversink and then a climb through long stretches of thick spruce and balsam.
Access is from state land at the turnaround at the end of Moon Haw road. Former access from private land in Maltby Hollow is no long permitted (do not trespass). Be sure to sign in at the summit canister.
Note: The name Friday is not on all maps. It is located between Balsam Cap and Cornell.
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