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Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2008-02-24

Climber: Thomas Dickson

Others in Party:Rich Zillig
Chris Zillig
Rob Shultes
Date:Sunday, February 24, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4180 ft / 1274 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Slide Mtn. parking area at 8:15 cross the Neversink river that was frozen. Went up the yellow marked Phoenicia-East Branch Trail to the blue marked Curtis-Ormsbee Trail to the red marked Wittenburg-Cornell-Slide Trail then to summit and lookout.Snow covered everything and was about two to three foot deept in some spots. Used crampons all day. Could of used snowshows. It was a clear day with blue skys. You could see all the peaks in every direction. Went to all the lookouts.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1780 ft / 543 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1780 ft / 543 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Route:Phoenicia-East Branch Trail/Curtis-Ormsbee Trail/W
    Trailhead:Side Mtn. Parking Area  2400 ft / 731 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Route:Wittenburg-Cornell-Slide Trail
    Trailhead:Slide Mtn.  4180 ft / 1274 m



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