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Ascent of Hunter Mountain on 2012-02-19

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Date:Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hunter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left Rusk Mountain and descended following the ridge line to the Col between Rusk and Hunter. We followed the trail up the northwest flank of Hunter in several inches of fresh snow. The sky was clear and the going was wonderful. The only prints on the trail were of BobCat, Hare and a few other mammals. Spotted a few Grouse along the way. We arrived at the summit around noon. Which was 4 hours after we left the car below Rusk.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1330 ft / 404 m
    Total Elevation Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.4 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1130 ft / 344 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Col east of Rusk Mountain @ intersection with Spru  2910 ft / 886 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:800 ft / 243 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 600 ft / 183 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Hunter Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:Devil's Acre Shelter  3440 ft / 1048 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Rusk, Hunter, Leavitt (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Rusk Mountain2012-02-19 a1880 ft / 573 m
2Hunter Mountain2012-02-19 b1330 ft / 405 m
3Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak2012-02-19 c450 ft / 137 m
Total Trip Gain: 3660 ft / 1115 m    Total Trip Loss: 3620 ft / 1103 m



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