Ascent of Esther Mountain on 2010-08-17

Climber: Jesse Quonce

Others in Party:Erin Quonce
Date:Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Esther Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4239 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed Esther mountain from the reservoir. Trail was very sandy and dry due to recent lack of rain. Ascent angle increased dramatically as we continued, hampered by loose, sandy footing. The herd path is marked at it's origin by a large rock pile and a small DEC sign. The herd path is narrow, but had seen some recent trimming. Enjoyed lunch at the plaque with a couple well-fed chickadees that seemed to enjoy our company. Took some pictures, then made our way back down to rejoin the trail. A nice hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3058 ft / 933 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Esther Mountain Herd Path via Wilmington Trail
    Trailhead:Town of Wilmington Reservoir  1181 ft / 359 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Whiteface/Esther

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Esther Mountain2010-08-17
2Whiteface Mountain2010-08-17

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