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Ascent of Big Slide Mountain in 1999

Climber: Alan Bangel

Others in Party:alaone
Date:1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4199 ft / 1279 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had climbed Big Slide in 1995 as part of my 46er quest. After completing the 46 peaks I wanted to continue hiking in the Adirondacks, rather than just do them all over again, which was not my goal, nor was hiking them in the winter, I returned to complete certain peaks that had been skipped.
Yard was one of the peaks skipped due to the fact that it did not meet the criteria for a 46er peak. I believe the col was to shallow for the peak to be considered a separate mountain (250' requirement).
Big slide was my turn around point when I had last been here with my son. This time I continued on a trail past the peak and finally reached Yard. After which I took a route down the other side of Yard so I was not simply re-hiking a trail already covered.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2825 ft / 861 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2825 ft / 861 m
    Trailhead:1374 ft / 418 m
Descent Statistics



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