Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2009-10-16
|Date:||Friday, October 16, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4626 ft / 1410 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTemp: 26-40 F, no wind, very few clouds.
Even though it is only mid October, there are several inches of snow on Giant, with significant accumulations of ice and snow starting at around ~2,500 feet. I strongly recommend hiking poles and crampons for this 7.2-mile, particularly for the descent. The top has gorgeous views of the High Peaks, including Marcy, Algonquin and Whiteface.
For pictures of the 10/16/09 ascent, please go to:
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Nights Spent:||0 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
Temp: 26-40 F, no wind, very few clouds.
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