Ascent of Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak on 2012-02-19
|Date:||Sunday, February 19, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3740 ft / 1139 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter climbing Rusk we bushwacked to the col west of Hunter and made the climb to the tower following the Spruceton blue trail. We descended Hunter and made our way to the shelter on the Yellow Hunter Mountain trail to a point just east of the Hunter Mountain Southwest peak. Until this time we say two people on the hike from Rusk. We spotted about 20+ hikers on the un-maintained trail that leads to Southwest Hunter Mountain. The "bushwack" seemed like a highway today. We bagged our third peak and descended to the car following the Devil's Path and Diamond Notch trails.
The peak was snow covered in 6-10 inches of snwo but the trail was compacted snow.
Trails were snow covered. The crampons helped in placed but we used microspikes below 3000 feet as the snow was <2" deep there.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||450 ft / 137 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1740 ft / 529 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.4 mi / 7.1 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||450 ft / 137 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 250 ft / 76 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m|
| Loss on way in:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||0.8 mi / 1.3 km|
| Route:||Devil's Path and un-maintained trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Devil's Acre Shelter 3490 ft / 1063 m|
| Time:||1 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||1540 ft / 469 m|
| Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Route:||un-maintained trail Devil's path and Diamond notch|
| End Trailhead:||Sprucetown Road parking 2200 ft / 670 m|
| Time:||3 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Rusk, Hunter, Leavitt (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3660 ft / 1115 m Total Trip Loss: 3620 ft / 1103 m
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