Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2011-07-09

Climber: Timothy Hutchings

Others in Party:Nate
Date:Saturday, July 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Giant Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4626 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Roaring Brook Trail at 8AM. Hit Giant summit @ 10:30. Good trail conditions. The summit was cloudy but the clouds rolled out after about 20 minutes to open up the views. Took the trail to Rocky Peak Ridge which took about an hour to traverse each way. Beautiful views on RPR also with clouds rolling in and out. Great views to the north, south and east.
On the way down took the trail toward the Chapel Pond trail head. There are much better ascending views on this trail. Cut back over to the Roaring Brook via the Nubble which proides a good look at Giant from up close. Back to the trailhead just before 5pm. Trail conditions were great.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3306 ft / 1008 m
    Elevation Loss:225 ft / 69 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3306 ft / 1008 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Roaring Brook Trail
    Trailhead:Roaring Brook  1320 ft / 402 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:225 ft / 69 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Summit Trail South
    Trailhead:Rocky Ridge Trail  4401 ft / 1341 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Giant/RPR

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Giant Mountain2011-07-09
2Rocky Peak Ridge2011-07-09

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