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Overlook Mountain

Looking East from the cliff Launch
MSL 3114
AGL 2,500
Glide to LZ No designated LZ. Pilots must be prepared to go cross country.
Rating/Skills H4

CL Signoff required

Wind Directions SE, SSE, S, SSW
Season Year round, Snowbound in winter
Restrictions New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation rules apply.
Radio Frequencies 151.505 - 151.625 - 151.925 - 151.955 - 158.40
Site Type Public
Fees Day Pass None

Yearly None

Contact SNYHGPA
Links http://www.osiny.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Feature_Overlook_Mountain
<googlemap lat="42.094783" lon="-74.092999" zoom="13">

42.085994, -74.091282, Cliff Launch </googlemap>

Overview

Overlook mountain has been flown intermittently since the early 1970s. Currently this is a hike in site. The trail is 2.25 miles and a 1400 feet climb.

History

Pilots used to drive up to launch, but since the DEC has purchased the land it has reverted to a wilderness area and access is now only by foot. It now will go several years between visits from pilots.

Geography/Meteorology

The summit is the southern end of a 30 mile long north south ridge, with a large bowl facing south. Excellent thermal lift can be found here.

Clubs/Manager

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation owns the summit and the trail to it. Hang gliding is permitted.

Site Records

Flex wing Distance/Duration : Unknown

Rigid wing Distance/Duration : Unknown