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Rhughson47Basin Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2014


So much fun to climb this as early winter storms pound the summit. Climbed in conjunction with Saddleback as a traverse in full packs from Bushnell Falls to Johns Brook Lodge.
Posted Dec 1, 2014 9:49 am

OnagerSome steep sections  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013


Summited Basin Mountain 4827' on a clear, beautiful Sunday the day before Colombus day. Our group of 3 parked at the Marcy Field lot, took the bus to the Garden trailhead, and hiked in a bit past Johns Brook Lodge to set up camp. We summited Haystack, Basin, and Saddleback on Sunday, and hiked out from the JBL area on Monday morning in the rain. Had a great breakfast at Noonmark Diner!

The hike up from the col between Haystack and Basin is quite steep in parts, but otherwise wasn't too demanding. The reason it felt so hard was due to us summiting Haystack and getting very tired in the process. The summit of Basin is awesome, but we experienced some good bursts of wind, so we didn't linger too long since we still had to get down to the col between Basin and Saddlback, then climb up and over Saddleback to Ore Bed.
Posted Oct 14, 2013 4:58 pm

yadahzoemtnSolo   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2009


Humidity mixed with sweat and bug dope makes for a strange perfume.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 10:00 pm

nlahueGreat Range


First part of the great range, great sunrise on top
Posted Aug 19, 2013 12:52 am

raybeaupreslant rock
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2012


Sick hike.nice summit scramble and Amazing views camped at slant rock lean to beware of the sabre tooth mouse. As it bit a hole in my rain gear.
Posted Feb 9, 2013 2:30 pm

ken93summit at sunrise   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012


great loop
Posted Nov 23, 2012 11:07 am

SjboatwrightGarden-Haystack-Basin-Saddleback-Garden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012


The 2nd of 3 big peaks in a 20 mile loop.
Posted Nov 17, 2012 5:46 pm

jpbourqueSlant Rock-Basin-Saddleback-Gothic-Pyramid-Sawteeth-StHuberts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012
Hiked to Basin from Slant Rock and to Saddleback. After lunch we did Gothic and Pyramid Peak. On the way down we hit Sawteeth. Only remaining was the long walk back to the car in St Huberts. Long day, but super view all around especially on Pyramid!
Posted Sep 4, 2012 10:16 am

PaulRomanoGreat Range Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011


6th peak on a Great Range traverse. More fun scrambling and excellent views from the top!
Posted Aug 1, 2011 2:56 pm

Bkoziol3Ba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


After camping at Bushnell and hitting Haystack, I cruised over to Basin.. Let me tell ya, that trail is STEEP heading up from the intersection of the Haystack Trail and the Range Trail. It was awesome. The trail goes vertical here, with the exception of small flat stretch. Basin was really nice, right up there with any other GR peak. The panoramic view includes Haystack and Marcy but it also gives a great look over the the Mac Range.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 9:41 am

stokelHaBaSa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009


Climbed Haystack, Basin, and Saddleback in one hike. Long and hard, but lots of fun.
Posted Jun 17, 2011 11:25 am

WhiteInVermont6 peaks 1 day  Sucess!


From the Rooster Comb parking area to Basin along the Gothic Ridge. Camped at slant rock.
Posted Sep 17, 2010 5:09 pm

Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2005


Revisit to beef up my climber's logs. Great loop with Saddleback. Love that single track trail that leads from the col.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 12:25 pm

Brian PierzGreat Range Traverse (Almost)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Brian Pierz

This was the fifth summit on a long day hike followed by Haystack.

I was joined on this adventure by Mr. Steve and Mr. Baio.

This was my second time on this summit.
Posted Jun 22, 2010 1:07 pm

TLPa great one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010


Just like Haystack, this is a long haul to get to. Tough one, which holds great views. I went on to Saddleback afterwards. I went up the Shorey shortcut, and then the Range Trail.
Posted May 27, 2010 1:05 pm

NarendraBasin  Sucess!


Hiked this with lower wolf Jaws, armstrong, gothics, and saddleback. Great overnight trip but rained the whole time.
Posted Dec 21, 2008 10:45 am

sskeep4 in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Scott, Pat and I did Basin along with Mt. Marcy, Saddleback and Haystack from the Garden's parking lot. Did the last 3 miles the next day. Great climbing, most people went to Marcy, only saw a few people at the other 3 mountains.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 9:19 pm

TahawusBasin Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006


Climbed with Haystack and Saddleback via the Range Trail from the Garden. Looked like it was going to rain for most of the way. Great views from the summit. A few miles away Marcy was still in the clouds but otherwise the views were unobscured.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 5:24 pm

Sam PageGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Sam Page

This was part of an 18+ mile loop that included Upper Wolf Jaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, and Basin. After 5000+ feet of elevation gain, the 300+ feet of elevation gain while "descending" the Shorey Short Cut was demoralizing.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 11:33 am

MoapaPkMany times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 1972


First was in a snow storm in 1972. This was a part of many Great Range traverses, including at least 2 backpacks. Loved the old snowbird lean-to, slant rock lean-to. sigh.
Posted Apr 3, 2008 8:52 pm

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