Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2012-09-09
|Others in Party:||Chris Broere|
|Date:||Sunday, September 9, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4865 ft / 1482 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted 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|
| Route:||Maintained Trail|
| Trailhead:||Weather Station |
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Route:||Memorial Highway|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
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