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Ascent to Mount Marshall-Northeast Peak-Marshall-Iroquois Col on 1986-11-08

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Saturday, November 8, 1986
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Marshall-Northeast Peak - Marshall-Iroquois Col
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3950 ft / 1203 m
    Remaining Elevation:217 ft / 67 m (11% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I left home at 4h10 hours for Heart Lake in the ADKs .... the goal a bushwack to Marshall.
I left Heart lake on the Indian Pass trail, full of mud, started to have snow on the ground when I neared Rocky Falls and at the cutoff to Marshall the accumulation was 3-4" ..... a light rain started to fall. I was following a set of fresh tracks and I was sure they were also headed to Marshall.
At the Iroquois/Marshall Col the tracks did turn right for the trail-less Marshall. While taking a breather a guy walked out completely soaked, he didn't make it and recommended I not proceed. The trees were full of snow and water. He has 30-4000 footers. I decided to abort, we hiked out together as the light rain turned to snow.

Once out at the TH we drove straight home, it was snowing.

"WITH EVERY FAILURE IN LIFE, THERE IS A SEED OF OPPORTUNITY."

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1771 ft / 539 m
    Distance:13.4 mi / 21.6 km
    Route:heart lake/indian pass tr/cold brook tr/herd path
    Trailhead:heart lake  2179 ft / 664 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground



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