Ascent of Big Slide Mountain on 2012-06-16

Climber: Elizabeth Sweet

Others in Party:Scott Duclos -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, June 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4199 ft / 1279 m

Ascent Trip Report

5th ADK High Peak. We departed from the Garden Parking area where we were lucky enough to find a parking spot since we were told the shuttle wasn't operating/running yet for the season. On ascent we took the trail via the Brothers which provided for some great, wide open views (espcially the first brother!). One descent we took the John Brook Valley Trail which did not provide for as many views/scenery. This trail was wooded, quiet and peaceful however. The trail on ascent becomes significantly steeper near the summit A series of wooden ladders is present to assist with ascent. Black bugs were out in full force again! We were able to gain a great view of the Great Range from the summit! The original Colvin Benchmark was found.

Highlights: View from the First Brother (360 degree view) and extended view of Great Range on Summit. Seeing original Colvin Bolt/Benchmark
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Warm, Slightly Hazy, calm.
Ascent Statistics
    Route:The Brothers (15)
Descent Statistics
    Route:Slide Mtn Brook Trail (13)
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Elizabeth Sweet
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