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Ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain on 2011-01-02

Climber: Lynn Groves

Others in Party:Doug Garrity (L)
Dave Lussier
Date:Sunday, January 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sugarloaf Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3800 ft / 1158 m

Ascent Trip Report

(continuation of Plateau report):
1200 Started ascent from Mink Hollow col
Less snow on trail than Plateau, but more ice. Large ice waterfalls necessitated crampons on way down, but were able to bareboot it all the way up. Also noted spruce krummholz near top.
1330 Summit Sugarloaf. A white marker near summit faintly reads Sugarloaf 3,800', but we continued on a bit farther. On way down, took yellow-blazed side trail to beautiful viewpoint overlooking peaks to south.
1520 Arrive back at parking area

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
40 F; cloudy in A.M., clearing to beautiful day



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