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Ascent to Alander Mountain-Taconic View in 1992

Climber: Dan Lewis

Others in Party:Karl Lewis
Date:1992
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Alander Mountain - Taconic View
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1572 ft / 479 m
    Remaining Elevation:668 ft / 203 m (41% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

My brother and I set out with the intention of climbing Alander Mountain. It is highly unusual for either of us to turn back during a hike, as we are usually too stubborn. Case in point: In 2009, I hiked North and South Hancock - two 4000 ft. peaks in New Hampshire - through a full-blown migraine headache and no pain medicine. However, on this day, the steepness of the incline, heat of the day, and the after-effects a six-pack of Olympia Beer ("It's the water!") conjured a perfect trifecta of malaise. With our ambition waning, we went no higher than the 'Taconic View' outlook before turning around and retracing our steps.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:960 ft / 292 m
    Route:South Taconic Trail
    Trailhead:State Route 344  612 ft / 186 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Partly Cloudy
Warm and humid, sunny.



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