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Ascent of Basin Mountain on 2012-09-09

Climber: Thomas Spencer

Others in Party:David
Anna
Date:Sunday, September 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Basin Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4826 ft / 1470 m

Ascent Trip Report

After leaving Haystack's summit we headed out towards Basin. It didn't take long to realize something was wrong. I started getting sick to my stomach and a bad headache. I really slowed down on the steep accent near Basin's summit so David and Anna went on ahead of me. The nausea was coming in waves so I would climb when I felt good and take a break when it worsened. Finally I reached the summit of Basin. I continued right past the summit and found a spot away from the group. Fortunately I was able to keep everything down and rejoined the group to take in the views. All in all we were still making good time so I used the time we had on Basin to get comfortable and close my eyes for about 15 mins. I will have to do this hike again because I wasn't able to fully enjoy it. I still had the hardest part of the hike ahead of me and even though the nausea was subsiding I was feeling weak. David sensed I was looking to get on with it so we headed out after only 20 mins on the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1 ft / 0 m
    Total Elevation Loss:134 ft / 40 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Cool and breezy
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:134 ft / 40 m
    Start Trailhead:Summit of Haystack  4960 ft / 1511 m
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way out:1 ft / 0 m
    End Trailhead:Summit of Basin  4827 ft / 1471 m
Ascent Part of Trip: HaBaSa

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Haystack2012-09-093570 ft / 1088 m
2Basin Mountain2012-09-091 ft / 0 m
3Saddleback Mountain2012-09-090 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 3571 ft / 1088 m    Total Trip Loss: 3571 ft / 1089 m



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