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Ascent of Brace Mountain on 2012-05-18

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brace Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 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:632 ft / 192 m
    Total Elevation Loss:107 ft / 32 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:632 ft / 192 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:South Taconic Trail
    Start Trailhead:Int. East Loop & South Taconic  1691 ft / 515 m
    Time:1 Hours 29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:107 ft / 32 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:South Taconic Trail
    End Trailhead:col btwn South Brace & Brace  2216 ft / 675 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: TAC-Braces, Frissell, Alander

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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