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Ascent of Rusk Mountain on 2011-04-08

Climber: Anthony Olivari

Date:Friday, April 8, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rusk Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3680 ft / 1121 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked the Spruceton Trail 1.7 miles until it turned sharply to the right. Took a compass bearing for the summit and headed just slightly west of magnetic north. Put the crampons on at about 3500' as the snow and ice became fairly consistent. Found the canister without too much trouble and made my way back down to the Spruceton Trail by picking up the tributary of Hunter Brook that flows almost directly due south on the south face of Rusk between its two peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1595 ft / 486 m
    Elevation Loss:1595 ft / 486 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1595 ft / 486 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Spruceton Trail/Bushwhack
    Trailhead:2085 ft / 635 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1595 ft / 486 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Bushwhack/Spruceton Trail
    Trailhead:2085 ft / 635 m



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