Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2013-01-09

Climber: Curt Hoffart

Others in Party:Charlie McGrail
Date:Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Giant Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4626 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

First winter Adirondack High Peak. Very nice day, but had to deal with some 60 mph winds at the summit. Made for a short summit appearance! Trail was well packed and easily traversed in snowshoes. Also hit Rocky Peak after Giant.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4250 ft / 1296 m
    Elevation Loss:4250 ft / 1296 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
Windy at summit
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3374 ft / 1029 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Trailhead:Rt. 73 Trail head  1252 ft / 381 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4250 ft / 1296 m
    Extra Gain:876 ft / 267 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Trailhead:Rte. 73 Trailhead  1252 ft / 381 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: First Winter HPs

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Giant Mountain2013-01-09
2Rocky Peak Ridge2013-01-09

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