Ascent of Esther Mountain on 2010-08-17
|Others in Party:||Erin LaFave|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 17, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4239 ft / 1292 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed 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|
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