Ascent of Basin Mountain on 2012-07-29

Climber: Elizabeth Sweet

Others in Party:Scott Duclos -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, July 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Basin Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4826 ft / 1470 m

Ascent Trip Report

22nd ADK Peak! Another early morning departure from home in order to get an early start on the trail and secure parking at the Garden parking lot. We departed from the trail head at 7:15 am. The first several miles of the Phelps trail from the Garden until the John Brooks Lodge are fairly flat and level and can be traversed relatively quickly. Our pace was slowed slightly on this hike due to mud and wet roots. Continuing on past lean-tos, the trail ascends gradually through the forest crossing many streams. It took several hours to reach the trail head junction leading to Basin. At this point of our journey we were actually already beginning our return trip, despite having not yet climbed any peaks. A rather steep ladder leads the way to the summit. Once you climb the ladder the trail continues onto steeper terrain and quite a bit of steep rock scrambling is required. The peak of Basin provides a great open view of Marcy, Colden, Algonquin, and Haystack. There is a great view along a "stone wall" about .3 miles prior to the summit.

Highlights: view prior to summit, clear day with great clouds, ladders are getting easier!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Sunny, Warm to Humid, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Garden to Phelps Trail (1) to JBL to Slant Rock to
Descent Statistics
    Route:State Range Trail (9) to Saddleback
Ascent Part of Trip: Basin/Saddleback

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Basin Mountain2012-07-29 
2Saddleback Mountain2012-07-29 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Elizabeth Sweet
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