Ascent of Hunter Mountain on 2012-02-19

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Date:Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hunter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left Rusk Mountain and descended following the ridge line to the Col between Rusk and Hunter. We followed the trail up the northwest flank of Hunter in several inches of fresh snow. The sky was clear and the going was wonderful. The only prints on the trail were of BobCat, Hare and a few other mammals. Spotted a few Grouse along the way. We arrived at the summit around noon. Which was 4 hours after we left the car below Rusk.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1330 ft / 405 m
    Elevation Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.4 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1130 ft / 345 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:Col east of Rusk Mountain @ intersection with Spru  2910 ft / 886 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Hunter Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Devil's Acre Shelter  3440 ft / 1048 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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