Ascent of Basin Mountain on 2016-06-15

Climber: Phil Barone

Others in Party:Patrick Davitt
Date:Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Basin Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4826 ft / 1470 m

Ascent Trip Report

The seventh of an eleven mountain trip to the Adirondacks covering 34 miles with 24,000' of elevation change. 12/46 progress to becoming an Adirondack 46er. Seventh and final mountain of the day setting a personal record. After a long grueling day we set up camp on the side of the trail between Basin Mtn and Haystack Mtn about an hour before sunset. We spent a good portion of the day outside of the treeline with amazing views. Our original plan called for us to cross Mt Haystack and camp near Panthers Gorge but we lost a couple hours in the morning due to a later than expected departure time. We stepped off the next morning around 9:30 am. This was the first use of my JetBoil stove which worked great. Dehydrated meals save weight and having hot coffee in the morning is a new level of fantastic. It was also the first use of the Dr. Davitt's Eureka 2.5 person tent which was easy to set up, had good space inside, a functional vestibule and a gear loft which is a great organization tool and space saver.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Blue Trail
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Devil's Marathon  (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Lower Wolfjaw Mountain2016-06-15 
2Upper Wolfjaw Mountain2016-06-15 
3Armstrong Mountain2016-06-15 
5Pyramid Peak2016-06-15 
6Saddleback Mountain2016-06-15 
7Basin Mountain2016-06-15 
8Little Haystack2016-06-16 
9Mount Haystack2016-06-16 
10Blake Peak2016-06-16 
11Mount Colvin2016-06-17 

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