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Ascent of Rusk Mountain on 2009-09-04

Climber: Gregory Bubniak

Date:Friday, September 4, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rusk Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3680 ft / 1121 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached via the south face, which is the most cited in other trip reports. On top of the ridge, a herd path led me right to the summit and red canister. I bushwhacked east along the ridge towards Hunter Mountain -- which was a lot of work. Brush was thick at times, making me regret that I did not return on the south face as well.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1677 ft / 511 m
    Elevation Loss:840 ft / 255 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1677 ft / 511 m
    Extra Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:Spruceton Tail and bushwhack up south face
    Trailhead:Spruceton Road  2083 ft / 634 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:760 ft / 231 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:bushwhack along ridge, east of summit
    Trailhead:road leading to Spruceton Trail  2920 ft / 890 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 22 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Rusk Hunter SW Hunter 09-04-2009

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Rusk Mountain2009-09-04 1
2Hunter Mountain2009-09-04 2
3Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak2009-09-04 3



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