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Ascent of Rusk Mountain on 2015-08-23

Climber: Mark Dickey

Others in Party:Wendi Yoakum
Date:Sunday, August 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rusk Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3680 ft / 1121 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hypothetically, the route I would have liked to take would have been the following:

Start at the DEC parking lot on Spruceton road.
Walk west along Spruceton Road roughly 3/4ths of a mile.
Head towards the summit using a 60 degree heading
When the terrain indicates you are directly south of the summit turn due north
Bushwack straight onto the herd trail dead south of the summit
Summit after a pinpoint accurate ascent
Traverse the ridge to East rusk.
Descend south by southeast until you read the blue trail
Return to the trailhead for blue at the lot
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2423 ft / 738 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2423 ft / 738 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2009 ft / 612 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1595 ft / 486 m; Extra: 414 ft / 126m
    Loss on way in:414 ft / 126 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:via 4x4 trail south of Rusk
    Start Trailhead:Spruceton DEC lot  2085 ft / 635 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2009 ft / 612 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1595 ft / 486 m; Extra: 414 ft / 126m
    Gain on way out:414 ft / 126 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:south from east rusk to blue trail
    End Trailhead:Spruceton DEC lot  2085 ft / 635 m
    Time:2 Hours 28 Minutes



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