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Ascent of Hunter Mountain on 2010-09-05

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Aaron
Lydia
Elizabet and Mike
Date:Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hunter Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

I stayed at North/South Lake Campground in Catskill, NY between 9/2-9/6 and I did multiple day hikes on 9/3-9/6 for 4 days.

Day-3 (9/5) was to hike at Hunter Mtn and Hunter Mtn SW peak including Fire Tower. We did loop hike and car spot was not required.

It took about 40min or so to drive to the trailhead of of Spruceton Trail TH on Spruceton Rd. from Campground.

Here is the short trip report:
9:05AM Arrived at the first Tr Junc (2.3mi). Very fast hike pace!
11:20AM Arrived at Fire Tower at Hunter Mtn.
11:50AM Left Fire Tower.
12:15PM Arrived to cairns to head out on herd path to grab Hunter SW Peak. Ate lunch here.
12:45AM Re-started hike on herd path.
01:05PM Arrived at canister of Hunter SW Peak. Signed notes in the canister.
2:45PM Came to the final junction where we saw nice brook and cascade. Took a rest for a while.
3:20PM or so. Came back to the parking Lot

There was no need bushwhacking on herd path to peakbag Hunter SW Peak. It was relatively easy hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1957 ft / 597 m
    Trailhead:Spruceton Tr on Spruceton Rd  2083 ft / 634 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Catskill-Sep2010

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Black Dome2010-09-03
2Thomas Cole Mountain2010-09-03
3Blackhead2010-09-03
4Slide Mountain2010-09-04
5Cornell Mountain2010-09-04
6Wittenberg Mountain2010-09-04
7Hunter Mountain2010-09-05
8Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak2010-09-05
9Windham High Peak2010-09-06



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