88-05-04    
Landmark Hr Km
Start 07:15 0,00
Bear Brook Lean-to 07:30 1,42
Deer Brook Lean-to 07:39 2,04
DEC Interior Outpost 08:05 4,99
JBL 08:15 5,66
Bushnell Falls 09:00 8,13
Start 09:15  
Slant Rock 10:10 10,96
Jct Haystack 10:45 12,52
Lookout 11:00 13,21
Start 11:10  
Jct State Range Trail 11:15 13,37
Little Haystack 11:30 13,66
Mt. Haystack 11:45 14,32
Start 12:15  
Little Haystack 12:30 14,93
Jct State Range Trail 12:36 15,22
Basin Mt. 13:30 17,22
Start 13:45  
Valley 14:00 17,49
East summit 14:06 17,78
Saddleback's base 14:20 18,36
Saddleback Mt. 14:45 18,73
Start 15:15  
East Summit 15:20 19,07
Jct Gothics Col 15:30 19,60
Start 15:40  
Orebed Lean-to 16:30 22,45
Jct (5 ways) 16:50 23,59
DEC Interior Outpost 17:05 24,49
Deer Brook Lean-to 17:40 27,44
Bear Brook Lean-to 17:46  
End 18:06 29,48
Mt. Haystack, Basin Mt. and Saddleback Mt.

A day hike loop to Mt. Haystack, Basin Mt. and Saddleback Mt. for a total of 29,5 km in 11 hours including 2 hours of rest. The start is from The Garden's parking area (Keene Valley). Follow the Phelp Trail up to the junction with Mt. Haystack. From there, it's 1,8 km for Mt. Haystack (14,32 km one way). For the return, follow the State Range Trail to the junction just after Little Haystack and continue over Basin Mt. et Saddleback Mt. Descending to the Gothics Col and follow the Orebed Brook Trail for the return to DEC Interior Outpost. Warning: This entire hike from Mt. Haystack to Orebed Lean-to was over a feet of fresh snow on a pack and non-icy base. Under those condition ascents are longer but descents are faster than usual.

Other trips:

  • Continue on the Phelp Trail after the junction with Mt. Haystack up to Mt. Marcy (14,56 km one way). From the junction, it's 2 km but the ascent adds 400 feet.
  • The same trip in 2 days (trip 97-08-02)

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