Ascent of Armstrong Mountain on 1994-09-17

Climber: Alan Bangel

Others in Party:Don Shultz
Date:Saturday, September 17, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Armstrong Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4429 ft / 1349 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is my sixth hike report.
On September 16th 1994 Don Schultz and I took another opportunity to hit the Adirondacks. Our plan was Upper Wolfjaw and Armstrong and then a re-visit to Gothics so Schultzy would be on the same number as I was. It was another hazy day but warmer and brighter than the August climb. Paul did not join us on this trip. The Gothics climb was a lot for him and his bad back. He was still in some pain two weeks after the climb. We knew three peaks were more than he could handle.
Don and I had a great day we got out around 8:00AM and finished all three just before 6:00PM. We found no benchmarks on Upper Wolfjaw and Armstrong. We ate lunch on the rock that is Upper Wolfjaw’s summit, trees made for poor viewing. Armstrong was much nicer for photos but the wind was really kicking up and we stayed protected while we rested there. Gothics was very windy also but we nestled among the rocks and rested for half an hour or so.
We did see this one young girl on Gothics that was wearing a white sweater a fair amount of jewelry and had no visible pack, food, or water with her. She just seemed very out of place.
I stopped keeping notes on my photography and now it’s getting hard to identify many of the sites and peaks that we’ve seen. My plan for the next climbing year includes a first trip in late June to Rocky Peak Ridge hopefully my son will join me on that one. And we’re planning for our first backpacking trip on several of the trailess peaks. The South Dix, East Dix, Hough, Macomb group is where we hope to start. With this report I should be a 10er. This has been fun so far and the planning each winter just adds to the enjoyment.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:489 ft / 149 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:489 ft / 149 m
    Trailhead:3940 ft / 1200 m
Descent Statistics

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