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Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2012-02-26

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Date:Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fir Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3620 ft / 1103 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left the parking lot before 8 am and were dressed in different gear this time. The snow shoes proved a great option on the way up after a few inches of snow down below and 6 to 12 inches of fresh powder and drifts up top. Turns ut our tab was followed by several people today and the return trip was completed in crampons by the entire group. We debladeed at the shelter and walked out in microspikes. The deep snow on top was very fluffy early the trail was easy to follow to the shelter. We made the water crossing easy and bushwhacked following the ridge after we made the oft referred to left turn after we stopped hiking towards the wrong mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1520 ft / 463 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Trail then bushwhacked from river crossing
    Trailhead:2100 ft / 640 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 



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