Ascent of Fir Mountain on 2013-08-11

Climber: Lawrence Cathcart

Others in Party:Matt
Date:Sunday, August 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fir Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3620 ft / 1103 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of the worst hikes ever. Whoever said this was an easy bushwhack is on drugs.

Hiked a repeat of Eagle and Big Indian then headed for Fir. The herd path rapidly petered out and it was major brush bushwhacking time. Eventually we got to a valley and in the clear only to have to cross the biggest nettles patch in the universe. There were also a lot of bugs and several cliffs thrown in for good measure.

Made the summit of Fir and decided to do the bushwhack back to the Biscuit Brook lean-to then hike the 7 miles back to the cars as opposed to returning from whence we came. Hiked a lot of this in the dark and made it out to incredible stars on the clear night at 10 pm.

Did 17 miles in 12 hours. Got home at 1 am.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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