Ascent of Giant Mountain on 1999-09-18

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:Al
Date:Saturday, September 18, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Giant Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4626 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got this trip off to a bad start. We drove up following the southern edge of Hurricane Floyd into the High Peaks region yesterday. Pulled into Elizabethtown with no gas in the tank after encountering severe headwinds pretty much all the way from Albany. We stopped at a local gas station and just as I got the nozzle seated, the town's power went out. Ended up getting stuck in town for 9 hours before the power came back on and I was able to finally pump some gas. Thankfully, there was a bar in town where we beered up and played pool all day. When we were finally able to go hiking today, the views were crisp and outstanding with Floyd having cleared out. Unfortunately, the trails were more like streams.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Ridge Trail-Roaring Brook Trail
    Trailhead:Ridge trailhead on Rt.73  
Descent Statistics
    Trailhead:Giant summit  
Ascent Part of Trip: Giant Mt. Wildernesss traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Giant Mountain1999-09-18
2Rocky Peak Ridge1999-09-18

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