Ascent of Second Brother on 2020-07-06

Climber: Ian Hazel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, July 6, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Second Brother
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3156 ft / 961 m

Ascent Trip Report

Initially planned to do the Big Slide/Yard Mountain Loop but threw out Yard Mountain and made it an out-and-back in the interest of time. Arrived to the garden trailhead around 5:30 AM (note - there is a $10 fee to park at the top, or you can park in town 1.5 miles down the road. The trade-off, of course, is an additional mile and a half added to your hike).

Beautiful views of Keene Valley blanketed in fog from First Brother. Arrived at Big Slide at 7:30 after hitting each of the three Brothers peaks. Lots of muddy areas, especially after First Brother. Lots of intense uphill with stretches of rock scramble on the way up, making the way down a doozy on the knees, but all in all was very well worth it. Arrived back to trailhead at 9:30.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:170 ft / 51 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Mud/Swamp, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:170 ft / 51 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Start Trailhead:2986 ft / 910 m
    Time:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: bigslide

Complete Trip Sequence:
1First Brother2020-07-06 a1499 ft / 457 m
2Second Brother2020-07-06 b170 ft / 52 m
3Third Brother2020-07-06 c564 ft / 172 m
4Big Slide Mountain2020-07-06 d479 ft / 146 m
Total Trip Gain: 2712 ft / 827 m    Total Trip Loss: 2712 ft / 827 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ian Hazel
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