Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2013-08-11
|Others in Party:||Matt|
|Date:||Sunday, August 11, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3620 ft / 1103 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOne of the worst hikes ever. Whoever said this was an easy bushwhack is on drugs.
Hiked a repeat of Eagle and Big Indian then headed for Fir. The herd path rapidly petered out and it was major brush bushwhacking time. Eventually we got to a valley and in the clear only to have to cross the biggest nettles patch in the universe. There were also a lot of bugs and several cliffs thrown in for good measure.
Made the summit of Fir and decided to do the bushwhack back to the Biscuit Brook lean-to then hike the 7 miles back to the cars as opposed to returning from whence we came. Hiked a lot of this in the dark and made it out to incredible stars on the clear night at 10 pm.
Did 17 miles in 12 hours. Got home at 1 am.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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