Ascent of Phelps Mountain on 2010-06-02
|Date:||Wednesday, June 2, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4160 ft / 1267 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBeautiful day for a hike. I love it when I get an opportunity for a tan. My fiance and I left South Meadows at 8:40am. It was smooth sailing all the way to Marcy Dam. On our journey we spotted a sweet salamander (or newt I don't know what they are), and took a nice pic. The 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. Once we got to the summit the views were great, and we ate a nice long lunch on a ledge overlooking Mount Marcy. Headed down and made it 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 Trail via Van Hoevenberg Trail|
| Trailhead:||South Meadow 2178 ft / 663 m|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
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