Ascent to Wright Peak-Above Trail Jct on 1997-07-07

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Grandsons Patrick
Stephen and Marcus. Weekend stay at heart lake
Date:Monday, July 7, 1997
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Wright Peak - Above Trail Jct
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4350 ft / 1325 m
    Remaining Elevation:237 ft / 73 m (10% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Weekend hiking trip to the ADK with Rose and Grandchildren (6-9 years old), Stephen, Marcus, Patrick and Matthew.
We set out at 8h30 hours and got to above the main trail junction, within a few hundred feet of the summit, where the decision was made to turn around ..... Marcus developed stomach cramps.
Throughout the climb the boys fought to be the leader, the older ones taking advantage of the younger ones.
Patrick was really pissed, crying "I came to climb this thing and I want to do it."
A lesson learned by all on this day..... when in a group we take care of each other, also one has to accept the leaders decision.


Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2171 ft / 661 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Route:van hoevenberg trail/algonquin trail to wright tra
    Trailhead:heart lake lean-to #7  2179 ft / 664 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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