Ascent of Rusk Mountain on 2007-09-23

Climber: Alan Bangel

Others in Party:Jeni Tesiero (daughter)
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rusk Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3680 ft / 1121 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike #18 and summit #24 for the Catskill 3500 Club. (5th year)
This hike was before I got into expounding on the trail reports. The hike was seven years ago but I do remember it well. Jeni and I started on the trail to Hunter at the end of Spruceton Road. Then after reaching a height of land we took a sharp left and tried to Bushwhack West-North-West towards the summit of Rusk using the GPS as a guide.
We were successful but the route (which was chosen to eliminate steep climbs)was very difficult. Jeni swore off ever trying to bushwhack a summit again.
There were many choices of herd paths on the trip down and we basically followed them South until we reached the Road.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1640 ft / 500 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1640 ft / 500 m
    Trailhead:2040 ft / 621 m
Descent Statistics

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