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Ascent of Brace Mountain on 2010-01-15

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brace Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed up this one from the South Taconic Trail after passing the tri-state marker on the Mt. Frissell Trail. The entire South Taconic Trail needs to see some more foot traffic in the winter. I had left my snowshoes back between Frissell and Round and had to post-hole my way from the Frissell-South Taconic junction all the way to the summit. It was the first and only time this trip that I truly needed snowshoes. The summit is clear of snow thanks to the wind. Somebody built a massive cairn here for some reason. Great views all around! After Brace, I headed back down to the saddle and over Frissell to my gear, where I found a great campsite off the trail and slept under the stars again.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:197 ft / 60 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:197 ft / 60 m
    Route:South Taconic Trail
    Trailhead:2126 ft / 648 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Berkshire/TaconicTrip '10 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Everett2010-01-15 a
2Mount Race2010-01-15 b
3Round Mountain2010-01-15 c
4Mount Frissell2010-01-15 d
5Mount Frissell-South Slope2010-01-15 e
6Brace Mountain-North Peak2010-01-15 f
7Brace Mountain2010-01-15 g
10Round Mountain2010-01-16 a
11Mount Greylock2010-01-16 b



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