About Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland is a columnist, author and outdoors writer living in Jay.

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  1. Tim says

    Tim, living on Lobdell Ln, I’ve hiked up Iron many times and enjoyed your article. Are you aware that your compass goes haywire around the summit?

  2. John Sasso says

    Good write-up Tim!. Back in 2017 I was with a trail crew helping to build a trail up Iron Mountain for the DEC. Unfortunately, the DEC abandoned or put on hold the project. There is an open sub-summit of Iron Mountain which has some iron eye-bolts which once held down Verplanck Colvin’s signal station tower. There was also a Colvin bolt there (so I am told) but it was stolen. Colvin made an ascent of Iron on 9/9/1886 and placed Bolt No. 169 on it (which implies this sub-summit also served as a triangulation station for his then State Land Survey. Mills Blake made some observations from this sub-summit on 9/12 of that year.

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