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Ascent of Haystack Mountain on 2014-08-16

Climber: Michele Belanger

Others in Party:david belanger -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Matthew Belanger
Nathan Belanger
Date:Saturday, August 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Haystack Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2874 ft / 875 m

Ascent Trip Report

Today I am tired after this trek up and back, I am thinking it is due to going back to work two days this week and missing the hike I had been doing midweek. Listed as strenuous I will have to agree the book didn't lie this time! The first 2 miles were nice however the last mile was very rocky and steep. View of Ray brook Shock Camp when at the top (that was different/unexpected)other than a nice view it just had a round yellow marker that said END OF TRAIL. I can say this was the first time we had a few moments to ourselves at the top. It was nice having the boys with us, they are getting older and time spent with them is so precious. I enjoy every bit of it <3
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1240 ft / 377 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route:trail off of rt 86 raybrook
    Trailhead:parking area  1634 ft / 498 m
    Grade/Class:moderately strenuous
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
damp and humid=sweaty
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 54 Minutes



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