Ascent of Rusk Mountain on 2012-02-19

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Others in Party:Brian Bacher
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rusk Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3680 ft / 1121 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked below at . Two to three inches of fresh virgin snow on the ground from last night. Followed wide trail/road to Hunter Brook bridge. Left trail at hairpin curve and went up the little ridge just east of Ox Hollow. Encountered no cliffs or significant features we had to scramble up using this route. Some blow downs near the top of ridge. Once on ridge line we followed the ridge to the west to the canister. From their we bushwacked to the trail leading to Hunter
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1880 ft / 572 m
    Elevation Loss:1080 ft / 329 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1580 ft / 481 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:BSpructon Trail to bushwack east of Ox Hollow
    Trailhead:2100 ft / 640 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1080 ft / 329 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Range line down to Col to intersection of Spructow
    Trailhead:Col east of Rusk Mountain  2900 ft / 883 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Rusk, Hunter, Leavitt (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rusk Mountain2012-02-19 a
2Hunter Mountain2012-02-19 b
3Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak2012-02-19 c

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