Ascent of Mount Skylight on 2010-08-24

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Ken Hodges
Date:Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Skylight
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4925 ft / 1501 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked to Marcy, Skylight and Gray from one of camp sites at Colden Dam with Ken.H. We parked our cars at Upper Works and hiked in about 6 miles with Calamity Brook Trail toward Lake Colden on Aug 23, Monday. About 1 miles or so from Upper Works, Calamity Brook Tr was VERY muddy. Without gore-tex boots and gaiters, our hikes would had been difficult. All 8 Lean-tos were used by someone around the lake, so we decided to set up our own tents at the South edge of Lake Colden. Next morning, we hiked on Opalescent Tr and Feldspar Brok Trail and reached to "Four Corners" (intersection of ADK Tr #121, #122 and #118), then grabbed Marcy/Skylight/Gray peaks altogether. It's .4 miles from 4 Corners to Skylight, 0.8 miles to Marcy. The herd path entrance to grab Gray summit is located just before The Lake of the Clouds. Don't miss cairns at FeldSpar Br Tr.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3125 ft / 953 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3125 ft / 953 m
    Route:Calamity Br Tr, Opalescent Tr, FeldSpar Br Tr
    Trailhead:Upper Works  1800 ft / 548 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: ADK camping 2010 (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Skylight2010-08-24
2Mount Marcy2010-08-24
3Gray Peak2010-08-24
4Mount Redfield2010-08-25
5Cliff Mountain2010-08-25
6Algonquin Peak2010-08-26
7Wright Peak2010-08-26
8Boundary Peak2010-08-26
9Iroquois Peak2010-08-26
10Mount Marshall2010-08-27

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