Ascent of Yard Mountain on 2012-07-05

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Date:Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Yard Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4009 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Yard was the final ascent on a loop hike including The Brothers and Big Slide. The beautiful birch forest, modest descent, and gentle grades on walk to Yard from Big Slid was one of my favorite parts of the entire hike. Also, be SURE to look for a short (25-30 feet) side path to the left of the trail just past the summit; there's a gorgeous view of Gothics available from this viewpoint. Another wonderful (and even closer) view is available on the descent to John Brooks Trail/Lodge...
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear

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