Ascent of Mill Brook Ridge on 2021-01-17

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit
Date:Sunday, January 17, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mill Brook Ridge
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3480 ft / 1060 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked with Dan and Samson from Alder Road for winter credit. We started off with microspikes and switched over to snowshoes shorter after Beaver Meadow lean-to. The trail was pretty nicely packed, but we felt snowshoes were necessary in order to maintain its integrity. No beaver activity at the lean-to today. We hiked around both sides of Alder Lake for red-lining purposes. On our thru hike with Rich this past fall we hiked on the northern side. The northern side is shorter and much flatter, and therefore it is much more heavily traveled. We did not stay long at the summit because it was quite windy.

Oddly, we met the same two couples we met last week going up to Balsam Cap. This time we saw Sue Hall and Tom first, and shortly thereafter we ran into Annette and Greg (I think) Govan again. So weird.

Start: 11:02AM
Junction with the far end of Alder Lake Loop via northern side: 1.3 miles at 11:32AM
Beaver Meadow lean-to: 2.9 miles at 12:27PM
MBR summit: 4.5 miles at 1:38PM
Beaver Meadow lean-to:P 5.9 miles at 2:30PM
Junction with the far end of Alder Lake Loop: 7.6 miles at 3:26PM (we descended via the souther side for red-lining purposes)
Car: 9.0 miles at 4:05PM
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1381 ft / 420 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1370 ft / 417 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1381 ft / 420 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Finger Lakes Trail
    Start Trailhead:Alder Road trailhead  2099 ft / 639 m
    Time:2 Hours 36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1370 ft / 417 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Finger Lakes Trail
    End Trailhead:Alder Road trailhead  2110 ft / 643 m
    Time:2 Hours 27 Minutes

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