Ascent of Hunter Mountain on 2008-05-24

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:son Zach(10 yrs. old)
Date:Saturday, May 24, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hunter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made slow time on the ascent with Zach looking for nice rocks on the trail. It was cold and windy on the summit, but I couldnt believe how much worse it was on the firetower. I was afraid Zach would get blown off, so we didnt stay up there long. Have now done all the routes up Hunter, and Becker Hollow is by far the best, I think. We had nice views of the Blackhead Range and Kaaterkill High Peak. After the hike, we drove to the Hunter Mt. ski area and took the chairlift up to the Colonel's Chair which was pretty cool. Zach had a blast.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Becker Hollow Trail-Becker Hollow Connector Trail
    Trailhead:Becker Hollow trailhead on Rt. 214  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:Spruceton Trail-Becker Hollow Trail
    Trailhead:Becker Hollow trailhead on Rt.214  

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