Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2012-09-09

Climber: Jordyn Danforth

Others in Party:Chris Broere
Date:Sunday, September 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Whiteface Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4865 ft / 1482 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out at 8:30. It was cold enough that we needed heat in the car on the way up, but once we started moving we shed our jackets and hiked in t-shirts. The first stretch of the hike was the hardest bit. From the parking area to the top of Marble mountain it's mostly straight up over a lot of rocks. The fallen leaves didn't make foot placement easy, either. After Marble mountain it was pretty easy-going. Decided not to do Ester because of time constraints. Stopped to check out the views from the ski trails for a bit. But even with a couple of short breaks we still made it to the top by our ETA of 11:30. It was freezing on the summit and there were a lot of people who'd drove up, so we didn't stay long. To make it easier on my knees, we decided to take the Memorial Highway down. I think it was a little bit longer but much easier going. Also got to read all the fun facts as we walked. :>

Probably the easiest (and quickest) high peak that I've hiked so far.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Maintained Trail
    Trailhead:Weather Station  
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Route:Memorial Highway
    Time Down:2 Hours 45 Minutes

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