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Ascent of Baker Mountain on 2016-02-23

Climber: Douglas Fortman

Others in Party:Jim Haynor -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baker Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2457 ft / 748 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was day two of our 2016 winter hiking excursion, and after hiking 11 miles the day before, we decided to take it easy today and do a couple of shorties, including Baker Mountain and Owl's Head. Baker Mountain is only .9 of a mile and about 900ft of elevation gain, but it offers nice views of the surrounding lakes and mountains of the Adirondacks, with plenty of exposed rock outcroppings on the summit.The weather this day was a bit overcast, so, the views were ok, not perfect. You could see quite a ways, but it was just gray. The hike up this day required either crampons or micro spikes. The Micro spikes were perfect for the job and gave us the footing we needed. A nice hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:900 ft / 274 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:900 ft / 274 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Moody Pond  1557 ft / 474 m
Descent Statistics



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