Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2019-11-30
|Others in Party:||Josh|
|Date:||Saturday, November 30, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3620 ft / 1103 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at the DEC Biscuit Brook parking area and started hiking at 8:00am. Josh and I followed the blue blazed Pine Hill-West Branch trail to the top of Big Indian and then followed the herd path .25 mile to the canister at the peak. This was peak #38 for me...one more to go! The summit was like a winter wonderland with 3-4 inches of snow in the ground and the trees hanging heavy with snow...it was beautiful but made the hiking a little more difficult. From there we headed off to Fir. We found a herd path as we neared the top of Fir which led right to the canister. Peak #39...done! From there we bushwacked back to the blue blazed trail and hiked the 2 miles back to the car. Overall the hike was 10 1/2 miles and took us 6 1/2 hours.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Clear|
| Route:||Piine hill-w. branch trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Biscuit Brook parking area |
| Time:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Route:||Bushwack down from Fir|
| End Trailhead:||Biscuit Brook parking area |
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