Ascent of Algonquin Peak on 2008-10-11

Climber: Stewart McGuire

Others in Party:Peggy McGuire
T.J. Johnston
Date:Saturday, October 11, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Algonquin Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5115 ft / 1559 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived at Loj around 7:15 and was on the trail by 7:30 am. Trip up to summit was uneventful. By the time we got to the summit, the wind had picked up and it was very cold. We talked with the summit steward about how much time it would take to traverse the ridge over to Iroquois Peak and decided that we probably didn't have enough light available to do it before dark. On top of that my wife's knee was starting to bother her so we decided that Iroquois Peak was not in the cards that day. We headed back down to the Loj, taking it slower than normal to go easy on her knee. We arrived back at the Loj around 4pm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2951 ft / 900 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Sunny, Cold and Windy on Summit
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2951 ft / 900 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Trail #64
    Trailhead:ADK Loj  2164 ft / 659 m
Descent Statistics

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