Ascent to Hunter Mountain-Hunter Mt. Firetower on 2007-08-19

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Date:Sunday, August 19, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Point Reached:Hunter Mountain - Hunter Mt. Firetower
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out from Notch Lake on a clear and beautiful day. Begining part of the hike was very strenuous. Needed help from Chris a few times. Made it up to the Hunter Mt. lean-to in very fast time. We side tracked off to do S.W. Hunter. Continued on to Hunter Mt. Stopped at the overlook to the beautiful SW views on top of Hunter. Finished up at the Firetower where I was ginen the finest view you could ask for of the Catskill Park. 360 degree view. The tower had a map that you spin a dial around and it would line up with the mt. it was pointing at. Finest view so far. Went back the way we came. Spent the weekend camping with my son at Woodland Valley Campground. Great weekend.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6120 ft / 1864 m
    Elevation Loss:6120 ft / 1864 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4080 ft / 1243 m
    Extra Loss:2040 ft / 621 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Devils Path / HU(y)/Spruceton Tr.
    Trailhead:Notch Lake  2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4080 ft / 1243 m
    Extra Gain:2040 ft / 621 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Spruceton Tr./ HU(y)/ Devil's Path
    Trailhead:Notch Lake  2000 ft / 609 m

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