Basin Mt.

Basin with a view of Marcy 88-09-24

Basin's summit 88-04-22


This is the Western summit of the Great Range. Its summit's West side is open and offers fine views toward Mt. Haystacks, Mt. Skylight and Mt. Marcy. Its summit's East side has low shrubs coverage with views of Saddleback Mt. and Gothics. Both accesses to this summit are spectacular. The West side access is from a trail starting in a deep isolated Col between Mt. Haystack and Basin Mt.. The East side access goes over the steep West side of Saddleback Mt. covered with large rocks. Warning: The West side of Saddleback Mt. has no ladder or rope and not even tree to hang on. Under icy condition it will be very dangerous to pass there.