Ascent of Esther Mountain on 2011-09-17

Climber: Mike & Aiden O'Connor

Date:Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Esther Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4239 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

Whiteface and Esther

Route = Wilmington-to-Whiteface Trail to Esther Trail to Esther and back, then to Whiteface

Distance of ascent (estimated) = 7.8 miles

Ascent hike time (including stops) = 4.5 hours

Cumulative elevation gain (estimate) = 3700 feet

Trailhead used = Reservoir Road in Wilmington

Comments: Good hike with nice plaque on Esther. On Whiteface you can see the great range off in the distance and Lake Placid down below. To the north if you look hard you can see a windmill farm. Interesting observatory on the peak as well. Another nice thing is you can have a hot lunch in the Castle, which we did. We had pizza and a panini.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Whiteface-Esther

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Lookout Mountain2011-09-17
2Esther Mountain2011-09-17
3Whiteface Mountain2011-09-17

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