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Ascent of Phelps Mountain on 2010-06-02

Climber: Erin LaFave

Date:Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Phelps Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes



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