Ascent of Yard Mountain on 2016-08-14

Climber: Greg Boyle

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 14, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Yard Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4009 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

More to come: This ascent was after a few days of heavy rainfall (some before I arrived) and the trail up Yard was soaked, muddy and very slick. I was surprised at how unmaintained the trail was (a very rare thing for a marked trail and quite refreshing) The trail to Yard was actually much steeper and scrambly in places than I had expected. I have read about it but it doesn't do it justice. I was soaked to the bone from wet vegetation and sweat. This one got me working! Summit was unremarkable but there are a few places to pop out and get some views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2493 ft / 759 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2493 ft / 759 m
    Route:Johns Brook->Klondike->Yard
    Start Trailhead:Garden Parking lot  1516 ft / 462 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Yard-bigslide-brothers

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Yard Mountain2016-08-14 a2493 ft / 760 m
2Big Slide Mountain2016-08-14 b160 ft / 49 m
3Third Brother2016-08-14 c0 ft / 0 m
4Second Brother2016-08-14 d 
5First Brother2016-08-14 e 
Total Trip Gain: 2653 ft / 809 m    Total Trip Loss: 1470 ft / 448 m

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