Ascent of Alander Mountain-Southwest Ridge on 2011-04-23

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Others in Party:Al T.
Date:Saturday, April 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Alander Mountain-Southwest Ridge
    Location:USA-Massachusetts/New York
    Elevation:2110 ft / 643 m

Ascent Trip Report

A traverse hike across the Taconic Trail South over Alander, Frissell, and Brace Mountains. A cold wet, windy day with snow across the upper reaches in the early start.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 639 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1860 ft / 566 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1400 ft / 426 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Alander Brook Tr, South Taconic Trail
    Start Trailhead:Under Mountain Rd Harlem Valley Rail Trail TH  710 ft / 216 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1860 ft / 566 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1160 ft / 354 m; Extra: 700 ft / 213m
    Gain on way out:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:7.9 mi / 12.7 km
    Route:South Taconic, Alander Loop, South Taconic, Mt Fri
    End Trailhead:Rudd Pond Farms Trailhead  950 ft / 289 m
    Time:6 Hours 55 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Alander Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Alander Mountain-Southwest Ridge2011-04-23 a2100 ft / 640 m
2Alander Mountain2011-04-23 b 
3Brace Mountain-North Peak2011-04-23 c 
4CT-MA-NY Tri-Point2011-04-23 d 
5Mount Frissell-South Slope2011-04-23 e 
6Mount Frissell2011-04-23 f 
7Brace Mountain2011-04-23 g 
8Brace Mountain-South Peak2011-04-23 h 
Total Trip Gain: 2100 ft / 640 m    Total Trip Loss: 1860 ft / 567 m

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