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Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2016-02-21

Climber: David Leone

Others in Party:Linda Spencer
Date:Sunday, February 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fir Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3620 ft / 1103 m

Ascent Trip Report

started up a little too soon off the biscuit brook trail, so we had to drop down into the ravine between spruce and fir and cross the stream there. After that the ascent was pretty mild up the ridge line. Reached the canister at about 5:00 PM so by the time we descended to the drainage ravine the headlamp was necessary for the remaining 1/3 mile of bushwhack to the blazed trail and the exit from the woods. Had to shimmy across a large fallen tree at the trail crossing of the main stream feeding the Biscuit Brook from Fir(not fun in the dark).The rocks at the crossing were covered with a feeble snow bridge because of the warm temperature and the stream was flowing like spring melt.CLIMATE CHANGE!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1520 ft / 463 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:Biscuit brook trail to lean-to trail and bushwhack
    Trailhead:Biscuit Brook trailhead  2100 ft / 640 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Too warm for February
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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