Ascent of Phelps Mountain on 2010-06-02
|Others in Party:||Erin LaFave|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 2, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4160 ft / 1267 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBeautiful day for a hike. Started at South Meadows at 8:40am. It was smooth sailing all the way to Marcy Dam. Watch out for toads and salamanders on the trail as they are very plentiful. Van Hoevenberg trail to the Phelps junction was rocky but not too much to handle. Phelps Mountain trail was steep in short stretches but overall a nice hike. Ate lunch on a ledge overlooking Mount Marcy. Make sure to pack the bug repellent, as they can be pretty nasty on the South Meadow truck road in the afternoon. Sunscreen would come in handy at the summit, but most of the trail was very shaded. Ate a nice long lunch then headed back home. Back to the car at 3:20pm.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1982 ft / 604 m|
| Distance:||9.8 mi / 15.8 km|
| Route:||Phelps Mountain Trail via Van Hoevenberg Trail|
| Trailhead:||2178 ft / 663 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
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| Time Up:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
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