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Ascent of Azure Mountain on 2010-08-08

Climber: Thomas Spencer

Others in Party:SOLO
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Azure Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2500 ft / 762 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second tower today after driving about 2 hours from cathedral rock to the Azure Mt. trailhead. So far 5 hours of driving logged in so the hike was a welcome relief from the car. This mountain is listed as a 1 out of 4 for difficulty where as Kane is rated a 2. I really think this should be reversed. In my opinion Kane is much easier. Still made good time to the summit but when I got there the wind had really picked up and it started to rain which limited the view. The lookout just past the tower is breathtaking but it was so windy I couldn't stay long enough to enjoy it. Headed down after only a few minutes and started home. Stopped in Tupper Lake for a Frappe from McDonalds and was home by 7 p.m. 8 hours of driving with 4.4 miles hiked. Total time about 10 hours. Time to relax and watch the Red Sox / Yankees game.



Game Note: top of the 6th Yanks up 7-1!
Summary Total Data
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Rain at the summit



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