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Ascent of Rocky Mountain on 2010-03-06

Climber: Ted Wallace

Date:Saturday, March 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3508 ft / 1069 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked from Denning trailhead along the fisherman's path straight to the summit of Friday. Then looped back around, bagging Balsam Cap, Rocky and Lone. Long day (11 hours - 10:30A to 9:30P), but a good one. 3500 Club was out ahead of me and cut the trail along the Neversink to Rocky, but they didn't do Lone. I cut the trail from the Neversink/Rocky turnoff to Friday, then to Balsam Cap (last time someone was on those mountains was 2/22, and we had plenty of snow in the meantime), then to Rocky. Figured I wouldn't get Lone because it was getting dark and I was exhausted, but I saw a set of tracks break off the Rocky trail and head toward Lone just below the pine line, so I followed them. Bagged Lone and caught up to Drama and SoloJoe (from http://forums.adkhighpeaks.com), who were cutting the trail down Lone. Split shifts with them breaking the trail and made some new friends. It's amazing how headlamps and bushwhacking can bring people together.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Lone Range

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Friday Mountain2010-03-06 a
2Balsam Cap2010-03-06 b
3Rocky Mountain2010-03-06 c
4Lone Mountain2010-03-06 d



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