Ascent of Wright Peak on 2010-08-07
|Date:||Saturday, August 7, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4587 ft / 1398 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI set out alone for this hike just after 6 am, and made excellent time to the trail split for Algonquin. Fairly rocky and steep hike up to the junction for Algonquin and Wright, and took the split for Wright. Again, a very steep and rocky trail. Though it wasn’t as windy as the day before, and much clearer, it was still quite windy and a bit chilly. After some pictures and a quick break, I headed back down to make my ascent of Algonquin. The trail continued to be very steep and rocky, and finally reached the summit around 11. Gorgeous views on a nearly perfectly clear day. Headed back down Algonquin, and shortly after took the split for the Iroquois herd path. Not very difficult trail, a few scrambles and LOTS of mud. Stopped to eat a sandwich on Boundary, the intermediate peak. Met up with a father and daughter on the way over, and attempted to find the herd path to Marshall to no avail. Headed back over to make my descent down Avalanche Pass, where I was very glad to have my poles. Extremely steep and rocky descent made for slow going, but eventually made it down to Avalanche Lake. Stopped here for a quick bite to eat before continuing back towards the Loj. Uneventful return for the next ~6 miles, Marcy Dam was very packed, but not too surprising for a Saturday afternoon. Excellent hike, and a breathtakingly clear day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2400 ft / 732 m|
| Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route:||Wright Trail|
| Trailhead:||ADK Loj 2187 ft / 666 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Wright, Gonx, Iroquois (0 nights total away from roads)|
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