Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2011-02-19

Climber: Dennis Van Amburgh

Date:Saturday, February 19, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4180 ft / 1274 m

Ascent Trip Report

Windy and Freezing! Blood too cold to pump. But still easy, its just slide. There was a bad snow storm this morning and it was insanely cold and the wind was scary as hell. As i was getting dressed, a few cars drove up to the trailhead, and after looking at the trail they turned back. This scared me a little bit but whatever. It was so windy on the summit, after i took a few pictures and turned around, my MSR tracks were completely gone within minutes. Huge drifts formed on the trail on the way back which i thought was awesome in such a short period of time. Saw some crazy mofo hiking up as i was descending, his tracks were nowhere again within 2-3 minutes. This hike and a recent hike on halcott by myself made me appreciate the power of wind in blowing away a trail.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Frigid, Very Windy, Low Clouds
windy and scary!!!!

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