Ascent of Hunter Mountain on 2010-07-01

Climber: Mark Hadz

Others in Party:T. Sochan
Date:Thursday, July 1, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hunter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

We reached the summit via the Spruceton Road trail, and hiked about 7 miles round trip. It was sunny, few clouds, with a slight breeze that picked up noticeably on the fire tower. This trail is rather wide and gently sloping as it is also open to horseback riding. The historic fire tower is a nice touch as it gives you added elevation for an excellent 360-degree view. There is a water source on your way up that doubles as a spring for the horses. And if you need it, there is also an outhouse on the summit.
Earlier that week on Sat 6/26, I hiked the Hunter ski mountain, which is technically known as the Colonel's Chair Ridge. This 3,300 ft height was reached by hiking up the ski slopes, some of which are rather steep. It was really neat to see the mountain and slopes without snow cover. I strongly recommend both hikes!
For pictures of both hikes, please go to:
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1940 ft / 591 m
    Elevation Loss:1940 ft / 591 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Very sunny, slight wind.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1940 ft / 591 m
    Route:Spruceton Road Trail
    Trailhead:2100 ft / 640 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1940 ft / 591 m
    Route:Sprunceton Road Trail
    Trailhead:2100 ft / 640 m

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