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Ascent of Gothics on 2010-05-03

Climber: Andy Cassier

Others in Party:Paul Eichas
Date:Monday, May 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gothics
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4734 ft / 1442 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally made it up Gothics. Everything had gotten wet, and it was really windy above the treeline. The rule of the day was that Paul had to keep his outer layer on, otherwise the weather would get nasty 5 minutes later. 50+ mph winds at the top. Kind of scary after never having experienced them before. There was still a lot of snow on the top. There are videos of Paul and I doing faceplants into the snow. Stopped at Beaver Meadow Falls on the way back. Took some HDR's of a swamp with Sawteeth and Colvin in the background. Made it back to AMR around 7:30, and talked with the gate guy's brother along the road. Saw a red fox with two kits hanging around someone's house. After a pit stop at the Pub, made it back to Potsdam around 10:30. Ubu and barbecued meatballs were consumed at Pete's apartment...
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:138 ft / 42 m
    Elevation Loss:3382 ft / 1030 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Wierd
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:138 ft / 42 m
    Trailhead:Pyramid Peak Summit  4596 ft / 1400 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3382 ft / 1030 m
    Trailhead:AMR Parking lot  1352 ft / 412 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Sawteeth-Gothics (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Sawteeth2010-05-03
2Pyramid Peak2010-05-03
3Gothics2010-05-03



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