Ascent of Phelps Mountain on 2010-06-02

Climber: Jesse Quonce

Others in Party:Erin Quonce -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Phelps Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful 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
Chamber of Commerce weather
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 15 Minutes

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