Ascent of Rusk Mountain on 2015-02-01
|Others in Party:||Hiking Buddy: Steve Y. Wang|
HVH Hike (organizer: Chris D) in reverse order
|Date:||Sunday, February 1, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3680 ft / 1121 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPacked snow. Snowshoes used. 20s. Sunny, pleasant day. Warm in the afternoon. Calm
Hiking buddy for the day: Steve Y. Wang (3500 aspirant)
Start Spruceton Road 8:15am
SW Hunter Summit 10:40am
Hunter Summit 12:30pm
Rusk Summit 3:30pm
Did reverse route of HVH Group, given we arrived a little late to the trailhead. Missed the 1st turn for Rusk, so followed Devil's Path to SW Hunter then Hunter summit. Easy to spot herds path trail to SW Hunter. Ran into HVH Group (Chris D Organizer) - group of 3, chatted. They went down Devil's Path to hit SW Hunter. We descended off blue trail to try to find the backtracks to East Rusk, then follow the ridgeline to Rusk canister (~1.7mi). Steep climb up to East Rusk at times, hands and feet. Toughest elevation of all 3 peaks that day. Lots of butt-sliding down Rusk descent to blue trail. Easy to track snowshoe prints and complete the hike in reverse.
Great start to month of Feb 2015!
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Clear|
|Ascent Part of Trip: SW Hunter-Hunter-Rusk Winter (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
This page has been served 351 times since 2005-01-15.