Ascent of Blake Peak on 2007-11-25

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Others in Party:Jean-Patrice
Date:Sunday, November 25, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blake Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3970 ft / 1210 m

Ascent Trip Report

(this is the account of our Mt.Colvin-Blake Pk. day hike from the col between Colvin and Blake; for the first part, see the Colvin ascent)

Following our brief conversation with the other group -they had decided to take a break, but 30 feet away from us- we decided it was useless to bring our day packs with our equally useless snowshoes strapped to them up to the top. Furthermore, we were the only people on the trail now, so we hid our packs and started going up.

The trail was, again, very steep at some points. It wasn't long though before we reached the summit. The lack of summit sign and any significantly interesting views was a bit disappointing, but we nonetheless took our pictures in front of the small clearings towards Gothics and I savored my second victory beef-jerky. After having hiked half of our trip, we were pretty sure we would pass the two guys ahead of us at some point, as when we crossed them, we were only and hour behind. For most of the ascent, I let J-P lead and set the pace. On the descent, I took the lead, rockhopping and glissading down at my usual fast pace. Back at the col, we drank and ate quickly, put our packs back on, and got ready for a depressingly steep ascent back to Colvin's summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:590 ft / 180 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Colvin-Blake Trail
    Trailhead:Colvin-Blake col  3380 ft / 1030 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Colvin-Blake

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Colvin2007-11-25
2Blake Peak2007-11-25
3Mount Colvin2007-11-25

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