Ascent of Wright Peak on 2010-05-07

Climber: Jesse Quonce

Others in Party:Erin Quonce
Date:Friday, May 7, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wright Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4587 ft / 1398 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the ADK Loj at 9:20am on 5/7/10. Van Hovenberg Trail was muddy in spots but nice walking. We made it to the Algonquin Trail junction in 20 minutes. The rest of the way was mud, rocks, and wind. The waterfalls were roaring when we got there. The side trail to Wright was slippery on the steep, wet, rocks. We searched around for the bomber wreckage but did not find it. It was extremely windy at the summit, so we hunkered down behind the summit ledge and ate lunch. Contemplated climbing Algonquin for about 30 minutes before passing on an attempt today. We made our way down slowly, avoiding any catastrophes. Back to the Loj parking lot at 3:20pm (6 hour round trip). What a workout!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2400 ft / 732 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Algonquin Trail via Van Hoevenberg Trail
    Trailhead:Adirondak Loj  2187 ft / 666 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
Brisk, Windy, Clear, Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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