Ascent of MacNaughton Mountain on 2005-05-07
|Others in Party:||Markus Wandel|
|Date:||Saturday, May 7, 2005|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3983 ft / 1214 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA long, relatively hard day out there in the woods, summitting the very obscure member of the 'Adirondack 46' peak list.
I drove in from Ottawa, with Markus Wandel who has done most of the 4000-footers in the Adirondacks. It was a wet, early May weekend, with soft snow clinging to the upper parts of the hills. A long hike in and a good bushwhack to get onto the summit slopes, made more difficult by the crusty spring snow. All in all, a good adventure and a cardio workout, even if the peak is relatively low and most of the trip only moderately scenic. We used Markus' GPS a fair amount.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2625 ft / 801 m|
| Trailhead:||1358 ft / 413 m|
| Grade/Class:||a hard hike, off-tra|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
a nice day with a minor shower
| Time Up:||4 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
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