Ascent of Macomb Mountain on 1987-09-19
|Others in Party:||G Hebert|
|Date:||Saturday, September 19, 1987|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4370 ft / 1331 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTrail and herd paths ........ 7 miles, 8h30 hours RT.
Forecast for the ADK region was variable, 30% of showers late in the afternoon, decided to go for it.
Guy drove his car to my house and we left in mine at 6hoo hours. I purchased gas at the first exit (southbound) on I87, just after crossing into the USA, for 1.02$. We drove directly to the Elk Lake TH parking.
We took the Elk Lake trail northbound to the Slide Brook Lean-to where we met up with Jerry Sangastiano. We found the herd path and started out on the left side of the brook, didn't take first tributary as book says but continued up the brook to the large slide (from ridge north of Macomb summit). Followed it up (very steep), found herd path at top which led us to a "T" junction north of summit, turned right for the Macomb summit (a left here will take you to South Dix).
Found the Canister, the last names on the register were Ray Held (Clifton Park, NY), Emil Klymkow (Broadalbin NY). Jerry took our pictures.
Stupidly (on the descent) at the "T" junction we kept straight towards South Dix (instead of left) and it was an hour later when we realized our error. We back tracked to the "T" then back to the TH. Jerry was on his way to bag South Dix so he kept going.
We got home after a 11 1/2 hours, another of those memorable/lousy days, Guy had ankle problems while I had I had sore thighs.
"IN EVERY WALK WITH NATURE ONE RECEIVES FAR MORE THAN HE SEEKS." ...... John Muir
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2313 ft / 705 m|
| Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route:||elk lake/slide brook lean-to/herd path up slide br|
| Trailhead:||elk lake parking 2057 ft / 626 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Time Up:||3 Hours 40 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
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