Ascent of Haystack Mountain on 2010-04-13

Climber: Jesse Quonce

Others in Party:Erin Quonce
Date:Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Haystack Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2874 ft / 875 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out from NYS Route 86 in Ray Brook. The trail is relatively flat until the junction with McKenzie Mountain. Just past the junction is the dam on Little Ray Brook. We had the head downstream to find a safe place to cross, as the water was quite high and very chilly. After crossing the brook, the trail begins a very steady ascent. The summit is mostly wooded, but opens to offer views of Scarface mountain across Route 86, as well as Marcy and the high peaks off in the distance. A challenging early season hike!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1236 ft / 376 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route:McKenzie/Haystack Trail
    Trailhead:New York State Route 86  1638 ft / 499 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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