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Ascent of Alander Mountain on 2012-05-18

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Alander Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2240 ft / 682 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
    Elevation Gain:710 ft / 216 m
    Elevation Loss:600 ft / 183 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.1 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:710 ft / 216 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:South Taconic Trail
    Trailhead:Alander Brook Trail  1530 ft / 466 m
    Time Up:49 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:600 ft / 183 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Blue East Loop Trail
    Trailhead:Int East Loop & South Taconic  1640 ft / 499 m
    Time Down:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: TAC-Braces, Frissell, Alander

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Brace Mountain-South Peak2012-05-18 a
2Brace Mountain2012-05-18 b
3Mount Frissell-South Slope2012-05-18 c
5Alander Mountain2012-05-18 e
6Brace Mountain2012-05-18 f
7Brace Mountain-South Peak2012-05-18 g



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