Ascent of Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak on 2010-08-14

Climber: Michael Rider

Date:Saturday, August 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3740 ft / 1139 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did my 13th 3500 peak on Saturday The Fourteenth. Headed up the Devil's Path from Spruceton road. Some guys doing a survival and navigation training at the trailhead. The first mile to Diamond Notch falls was so easy it was ridiculous. From there the trail was pretty good and not too hard. Stopped briefly at Geiger Point. Nice view of my target. Continued from there and took a wrong herd path that dead-ended at first. I quickly found the real one with the cairn. Technically it's a bushwack but the herd path up the old railroad bed was about the same condition as the Devil's Path. Reached the cairn marking the turn and started actually climbing. Two guys were catching me up and arrived at the summit just after me. I was surprised the canister was still painted orange. No entries for the last week (since the 7th). That was way too easy for a 'trailless' summit. Continued to the Devil's Acre lean-to and Hunter.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Devil's Path - Herd Path (Bushwack)
    Trailhead:Spruceton Road PA  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Devil's Path - Hunter Mountain - Spruceton Trail
    Trailhead:Spruceton Road PA  

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