Ascent of Armstrong Mountain on 2010-07-11
|Others in Party:||Dennis Van Amburgh -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Sunday, July 11, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4429 ft / 1349 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDid Sawteeth, Pyramid, Gothics, and Armstrong from Weld Trail, starting from the Ausable Club trailhead. A very long and hot day, as we were only going to do Sawteeth that day. After Sawteeth we decided to do Pyramid, Gothics and Armstrong. Lost a bottle of water along the way. On the descent from Armstrong, had very little water so the lack of hydration made for a long, brutal hike down. Relaxed under the Beaver Meadows Falls. The views from Gothics and Armstrong were great.
It was on the summit of Armstrong that I had my first run-in a group from with Hiking Mates of the Capital Region, which I joined in August of that year and have hiked with numerous times. I think it would be interesting to do Gothics and try the descent from the cable by it.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
Hot, humid day
| Route:||Col Between Gothics and Armstrong|
| Trailhead:||Ausable Club |
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