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Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2019-11-30

Climber: Jeff Hicks

Others in Party:Josh
Date:Saturday, November 30, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fir Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3620 ft / 1103 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Piine hill-w. branch trail
    Start Trailhead:Biscuit Brook parking area  
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Bushwack down from Fir
    End Trailhead:Biscuit Brook parking area  



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