Ascent of Panther Mountain on 2014-02-03

Climber: Jeff Hicks

Others in Party:Josh
Date:Monday, February 3, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Panther Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

Weather conditions on the drive up were worse than we anticipated. The roads were snow covered, slippery, and it was still snowing...and we did slide a couple of times. We started hiking at 10:30am. It wasn't long before we needed to put on our microspikes which worked great. No views could be seen due to the blizzard like conditions. We met one other hiker just before reaching the summit. We made it too the top in 2:15 minutes, had a quick snack, and headed back down. Back at the car at 2:25pm...3 hours and 15 minutes total time. We kept a good pace and it was a great workout. Glad I brought some dry clothes to change into. Had 2+ inches of new snow of the car when we got to the car. Very slippery on the way home. Stopped at Wendys on the way home. Good hike and day spent with Josh. Second winter hike down, two to go.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1556 ft / 474 m
    Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    Route:Rt 47 DEC parking lot to Panther Mountain
    Trailhead:DEC parking lot  2164 ft / 659 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Overcast
Blizzard like at times
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 40 Minutes

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