Ascent of Brace Mountain-South Peak on 2012-05-18

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Brace Mountain-South Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2303 ft / 701 m

Ascent Trip Report

A beatiful warm dry day with great visibility. Climbed up out of Whitehouse Crossing onto the ridge and over South Brace (large cairn) and then onto Brace (even larger cairn with a pole and flag). Then took the Mt. Frissell trail out to the Highest Point in CT and then onto Mt. Frissell. Came back onto South Taconic trail heading North and went up and over Alander Mountain taking the blue Eats loop back to the South Taconic after stopping at the cabin for lunch in the shade. Saw only two other hikers this fine Friday, one just walking and the other geocaching. Ran out of water (3.5L) on the way back near, Brace Mountain, so I filled up at a stream and treated with iodine. Quads were tight towrds the end on this 14 mile trek.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1304 ft / 397 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1304 ft / 397 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:South Taconic
    Start Trailhead:Whitehouse Crossing  999 ft / 304 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:South Taconic
    End Trailhead:col btwn South Brace & Brace  2203 ft / 671 m
    Time:6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: TAC-Braces, Frissell, Alander

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Brace Mountain-South Peak2012-05-18 a1304 ft / 397 m
2Brace Mountain2012-05-18 b107 ft / 33 m
3Mount Frissell-South Slope2012-05-18 c280 ft / 85 m
4Mount Frissell2012-05-18 d50 ft / 15 m
5Alander Mountain2012-05-18 e710 ft / 216 m
6Brace Mountain2012-05-18 f632 ft / 193 m
7Brace Mountain-South Peak2012-05-18 g100 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 3183 ft / 969 m    Total Trip Loss: 3211 ft / 978 m

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