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Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2004-09-18

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:Al Atkins
Date:Saturday, September 18, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Whiteface Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4865 ft / 1482 m

Ascent Trip Report

A day in the mountains don't get any better than this one. A beautiful late-summer day with blue skies, warm temps and outstanding views. Even all the tourists at Whiteface summit couldn't hamper this one. Talked to an older couple at the top who could not understand why we would want to walk up when we could have drove up. Soaked up the rays and the views at the summit for a good hour before we headed down the nasty steep descent on the Connery Pond Trail. My new favorite hike in the Adirondacks.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:herd path-Wilmington Trail
    Trailhead:Esther summit  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Connery Pond Trail
    Trailhead:Connery Pond trailhead  
Ascent Part of Trip: Whiteface traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Lookout Mountain2004-09-18
2Esther Mountain2004-09-18
3Whiteface Mountain2004-09-18



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