Ascent of Alander Mountain-Southwest Ridge on 2007-04-22

Climber: Steve Fentner

Date:Sunday, April 22, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Alander Mountain-Southwest Ridge
    Location:USA-Massachusetts/New York
    Elevation:2110 ft / 643 m

Ascent Trip Report

Contining on from Alander summit heading south on South Taconic to junction with Ashley Hill Trail. Headed north. Brook crossing was pretty sloppy. Maybe not possible if water was much higher. Across and headed north to Charcoal Pit Trail. CPT very sloppy to Alander Mountain Trail. On back to Ranger Station.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Total Elevation Loss:510 ft / 155 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:South Taconic(Wht)
    Start Trailhead:Summit Alander Mountain  2110 ft / 643 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:510 ft / 155 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 410 ft / 125 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Route:South Taconic(Wht)-Ashley Hill(Blu)-Charcoal Pit(x
    End Trailhead:State Park Headquarters  1700 ft / 518 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Alander1 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Alander Mountain2007-04-22540 ft / 165 m
2Alander Mountain-Southwest Ridge2007-04-22100 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 640 ft / 195 m    Total Trip Loss: 510 ft / 155 m

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