Ascent of Haystack Mountain on 2018-06-02

Climber: Jake Campbell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haystack Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2874 ft / 875 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climb 2/6 for the Saranac Ultra 6. This was by far the easiest mountain of the day. From the junction with the McKenzie summit trail, the start of the herd path up the backside of Haystack was a short, easy walk down the Jackrabbit Trail. Once I got to the herd path, it got steeper, but it was still a very moderate climb the whole time. If you're looking to bag this one as part of the Ultra 6, I would highly recommend parking at Whiteface Landing, climbing McKenzie via the Jackrabbit Trail, then climbing Haystack via the herd path (left side of the trail marked by an obvious cairn). It looked like the views would've been nice, but it was still early, so the view was completely obscured by fog.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Jackrabbit Trail to Herd Path
Descent Statistics

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