Peakbagger.com

Ascent of Algonquin Peak on 2010-08-07

Climber: Austin Black

Date:Saturday, August 7, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Algonquin Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5115 ft / 1559 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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:2936 ft / 895 m
    Elevation Loss:2936 ft / 895 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2936 ft / 895 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:64
    Trailhead:ADK Loj  2179 ft / 664 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2936 ft / 895 m
    Route:Avalanche Pass
    Trailhead:ADK Loj  2179 ft / 664 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Wright, Gonx, Iroquois  (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Wright Peak2010-08-07
2Algonquin Peak2010-08-07
3Iroquois Peak2010-08-07
4Boundary Peak2010-08-07



This page has been served 412 times since 2005-01-15.




Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page
Copyright © 1987-2014 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved.