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Ascent of Yard Mountain on 2011-10-10

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Yard Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4009 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sup under the stars at John Brown's Farm after Tabletop - Middle Peak with a car nap at Marcy Field. Start at the Garden for John's Brook Lodge (JBL) after an early breakfast. A bit spent from earlier trek, took easier walk to backside of Yard. No ridge running for me this day. The final pitch of trail from Klondike Brook weaves up, along, by, and around among some imposing cliffs. A short sunny nap at JBL's clearing and an outside faucet of potable water (courtesy of ADK Club) refreshed my saunter and walk back to the Garden.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2416 ft / 736 m
    Elevation Loss:2416 ft / 736 m
    Distance:10.3 mi / 16.6 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2416 ft / 736 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Phelps, Klondick, & Big Slide Trails
    Trailhead:Keene Garden  1593 ft / 485 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2416 ft / 736 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Big Slide , Klondick, & Phelps Trails
    Trailhead:Keene Garden  1593 ft / 485 m
    Time Down:5 Hours 23 Minutes



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