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Ascent of Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak on 2017-04-14

Climber: Phil Barone

Others in Party:Hunter
Brian
Christian
Date:Friday, April 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3740 ft / 1139 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail started out on a very steep incline so we took a few breaks on the way up. Around the 3000' area we began to see patches of snow. After taking an extended break at the Devil's Acre Lean-To we located the old rail trail/path and headed toward the summit of SW Hunter. We cut up before reaching the established herds path on a 500' vertical push to a plateau. Once on the plateau we had to push through dense brush to the true summit. It was difficult to locate the canister. We spent 10 minutes on the summit and had a snack then proceeded down the herds path. The old rail path was covered in ice which slowed us down significantly. We took another extended break back at the Devil's Acre Lean-To then continued back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Red Trail to Old Rail Trail to Bushwack
    Trailhead:Devil's Tombstone  
    Time Up:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Bushwhack to Old Rail Trail to Red Trail
    Trailhead:Devil's Tombstone  
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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