Ascent of Phelps Mountain on 2009-07-08

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Date:Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Phelps Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Chris and I 1st ADK peak this year. Not promissing to be a dry day and didn't disappoint us. Started out with nice weather but when we reached the summit it quickly turned. Black clouds moved in so we high tailed off the summit but, not before we got our pic's done. Beautiful views of the Great Range and Colden with Avalanche Pass. Short stay and glad we left. With-in a half hour the sky opened up with a downpour of rain. Stopped after about 15 min. and then downpoured again about 45 min later. Welcome to ADK hiking. Came back pretty wet but satisfied with the results. Tomorrow's another day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1995 ft / 608 m
    Elevation Loss:1995 ft / 608 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1995 ft / 608 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Van Hoevenberg Tr. / Phelps Tr.
    Trailhead:ADK Loj  2165 ft / 659 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1995 ft / 608 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Phelps Tr. / Van Hoevenberg Tr.
    Trailhead:ADK Loj  2165 ft / 659 m

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