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Ascent of Hunter Mountain on 2018-01-27

Climber: Lori S

Others in Party:Dan Steltz
Date:Saturday, January 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hunter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sunny winter day. Took the Spruceton trail. Mostly clear with no snow, a little ice for the first half or so. Then a lot of ice most of the way; used microspikes. Saw several hikers without microspikes just wearing sneakers and having a tough time. Took the yellow markers to the John Robb lean two and through the rock formation side trail, then returned to the main trail to the tower. Very little snow at summit, mostly near the woods. Temps in 40's but wind chill in the tower made it very cold and some breeze on the summit. Nice views from the tower.
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/At Hunter Mountain fire tower. 1/27/18 (2018-01-27). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
40's but wind chill on tower



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