Ascent of Haystack Mountain on 2013-09-08

Climber: Brian F

Date:Sunday, September 8, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haystack Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2874 ft / 875 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with a buddy of mine and his brother. The hike was surprisingly easy except for the last half mile or so, which was extremely steep. The overall ascent is 1240 ft and I think about 900 feet of that comes in that last 0.5 mi push toward the summit. It's a very odd trail. I think in the middle of the hike, we'd noticed that we were at a lower altitude than the trail head. But excellent views at the summit of the Great Range as well as Lake Placid and the Saranac Lakes.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear

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