Basin Mountain Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Sep 12, 2020 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2020

6th of seven  Sucess!

Only took an hour to get here from Saddleback but from the parking area via five other peaks starting at Lower Wolf Jaw it was a solid seven hour hike. This was my turn around point to head back out and nail Pyramid and Sawteeth on the return.


CRiedel2 - Sep 16, 2016 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2016

Big Basin after Haystack  Sucess!

Did a loop from the Garden with Mt Haystack, Basin Mt and Saddleback Mt. 12 hour day and well worth it, it was perfect weather to be out. Basin has a lot of cool, small scrambles on the way up the west side. Views were also great from up here. #45/46.


tigerlilly - Mar 22, 2016 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2016

HABASA  Sucess!

Hiked from the Garden to an ADK lean to on Friday night. Camped. Climbed Haystack, Basin and Saddleback on Saturday. Camped out 2nd night. Sunday we climbed Yard. GORGEOUS sunny weekend. Plenty of ice. Bring the biggest baddest crampons you have. We never used snow shoes. A wonderful weekend. Great fun!!!


TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

Part of our epic Great Range Traverse. Brutally good times!!


JRaphaelson - Sep 6, 2015 11:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

Brutal hike. But well worth the effort.


Rhughson47 - Dec 1, 2014 9:49 am Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2014

Basin Climb  Sucess!

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.


Onager - Oct 14, 2013 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013

Some steep sections  Sucess!

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.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2009

Solo   Sucess!

Humidity mixed with sweat and bug dope makes for a strange perfume.


nlahue - Aug 19, 2013 12:52 am

Great Range

First part of the great range, great sunrise on top


raybeaupre - Feb 9, 2013 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2012

slant rock

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.


ken93 - Nov 23, 2012 11:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

summit at sunrise   Sucess!

great loop


Sjboatwright - Nov 17, 2012 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

Garden-Haystack-Basin-Saddleback-Garden  Sucess!

The 2nd of 3 big peaks in a 20 mile loop.

jpbourque - Sep 4, 2012 10:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Slant Rock-Basin-Saddleback-Gothic-Pyramid-Sawteeth-StHuberts  Sucess!

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!


PaulRomano - Aug 1, 2011 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

6th peak on a Great Range traverse. More fun scrambling and excellent views from the top!


Bkoziol3 - Jul 4, 2011 9:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Ba  Sucess!

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.


stokel - Jun 17, 2011 11:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

HaBaSa  Sucess!

Climbed Haystack, Basin, and Saddleback in one hike. Long and hard, but lots of fun.


WhiteInVermont - Sep 17, 2010 5:09 pm

6 peaks 1 day  Sucess!

From the Rooster Comb parking area to Basin along the Gothic Ridge. Camped at slant rock.


mike_lindacher - Aug 30, 2010 12:25 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.

Brian Pierz

Brian Pierz - Jun 22, 2010 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Great Range Traverse (Almost)  Sucess!

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.


TLP - May 27, 2010 1:05 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

a great one  Sucess!

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.

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