Ascent of Second Brother on 2016-04-30

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Saturday, April 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Second Brother
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1854 ft / 565 m

Ascent Trip Report

A half-hour bushwhack thru mostly open woods reached to a ridge walk and trail, returned west to explore the open light at hilltop and found an easy open ridge looking out over Brant Lake to Crane Mtn beyond; then followed the red-blazed trail back to reach First Brother going along to a parallel herd path climbing along open ridge views near about to summit; the red trail appears to have been an old tote road with the descent and crossing (from First Brother) tho well blazed with faded red, not maintained or easily followed till reaching to just below where the climb to Second Brother is clear and fresh blazed, my meandering across the col never too far from a faded red fortunately took me to that fresh painted steep trail up to Second Brother, after finding no views and a summit cairn with red-blazed peg alongside the trail decided to leave off chasing another mile along a questionable trail to a last Brother for another time as the views are a worthy repeat goal.
West Brother 0.57 miles / 0:36 hours
First Brother 1.54 / 1:18
Second Brother 2.29 / 2:00
West Brother 3.85 / 3:12
TH 4.58 / 3:50
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1704 ft / 518 m
    Elevation Loss:1704 ft / 518 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1304 ft / 397 m
    Extra Loss:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Wac, Herd Path, Red Tr, Wac & Red Tr
    Trailhead:Palisades Road  900 ft / 274 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1354 ft / 412 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Red Tr, Wac, Red Tr, Herd Path & Wac
    Trailhead:Palisades Road  900 ft / 274 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Second Brother

Complete Trip Sequence:
1West Brother2016-04-30 c
2First Brother2016-04-30 d
3Second Brother2016-04-30 e
4West Brother2016-04-30 f
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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