Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2011-06-26

Climber: Anthony Olivari

Others in Party:Steve Perino
Date:Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fir Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3620 ft / 1103 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked the Pine Hill-West branch Trail in from the Biscuit Brook PA to the Biscuit Brook lean-to. Followed the tributary of Biscuit Brook on the south face of Fir for a bit then took a bearing and went uphill. This was a pretty gentle climb with no really steep sections. We hit the summit a little west of the canister which we found without too much difficulty. We enjoyed our traditional prosciutto celebratory feast at the canister then took a bearing due south of the summit and followed the stream on the south face back to Biscuit Brook and the Pine Hill-West Branch trail. About eight miles and five hours round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1532 ft / 466 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1532 ft / 466 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1532 ft / 466 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Pine Hill-West Branch Trail/Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Biscuit Brook PA  2088 ft / 636 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1532 ft / 466 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Bushwhack/Pine Hill-West Branch Trail
    End Trailhead:Biscuit Brook PA  2088 ft / 636 m

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