Ascent of Rooster Comb on 1986-08-29

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Guy Hebert
Date:Friday, August 29, 1986
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rooster Comb
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2789 ft / 850 m

Ascent Trip Report

First day of a 3 day weekend hiking trip to the ADKs with Guy Hebert. We stayed at John Brook Lodge, 22$ per night (bunk with breakfast and dinner) plus 2$ for a trail lunch.

Guy picked me up and we first drove/went to the Keene Mountain Shop in Keene Valley before driving up to the Garden Parking. We walked half a mile down to the Rooster Comb TH and hiked/ascended the ridge southwesterly over Rooster Comb/Hedgehog/Lower Wolf Jaw then descended to the Wolf Jaw col before turning westerly (right) for John Brook Lodge ..... 7.5 miles in 5 hours.
Most of this trail is wooded with little views except on Rooster Comb and Lower Wolf Jaw.

The hut crew (3 girls and a guy) served fish/rice/peas with salad. Met/chatted with numerous guests, they had 2" of snow on the peaks last night, even though we didn't see any evidence of snow today.

At 20h30 hours Mark Gretch gave a slide presentation on "All Things Large and Small".
I had the bottom bunk as I went to bed under a star filled sky.

"IT GETS LATE EARLY OUT THERE." ....... Berraism
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1769 ft / 540 m
    Elevation Loss:473 ft / 145 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1769 ft / 540 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:rte 73, S of garden rd in keene valley
    Trailhead:keene valley  1020 ft / 310 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:473 ft / 145 m
    Route:sb to hedgehog
    Trailhead:jbl   2316 ft / 705 m

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