Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2008-08-29

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Date:Friday, August 29, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fir Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3620 ft / 1103 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpacked in on Thur. afternoon and stayed at the Biscuit Brook lean-to. Nice fire at night along with the owls and the Brook running made for a peaceful evening with my son. We woke to rain. It rained the whole hike and heavy at times. Didn't dampen our spirits. First mt. that we hiked in the rain after completing 31 other mts.Had a difficult time finding the canister. About 40 mins. later we came upon it. We were both wet and beat a fast retreat back to the lean-to. Cooked up soup and had some fruit. Packed up and hiked the 2 mi. back to the car. Great evening and day. 3 mts. left to finish up the 3500 requirements.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3140 ft / 957 m
    Elevation Loss:3140 ft / 957 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3140 ft / 957 m
    Extra Loss:1570 ft / 478 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Phoenecia/West Branch-Bushwhack
    Trailhead:Biscuit Brook PA  2050 ft / 624 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1570 ft / 479 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Bushwhack- Phoenecia/West Branch
    Trailhead:Biscuit Brook PA  2050 ft / 624 m

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