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Ascent of Table Top Mountain-Middle Peak on 2018-07-18

Climber: Derek Standen

Date:Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Table Top Mountain-Middle Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4308 ft / 1313 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approach was from the Adirondack Lodge / Heart Lake via Table Top Mountain

Departed Adirondack Lodge / Heart Lake parking area at 7:15 AM on Van Hoevenberg trail.
Arrived at Marcy Dam at 8:15 AM
Arrived at turnoff to Table Top Mountain trail at 9:50 AM
Arrived at Table Top summit at 11:10 AM

Departed Table Top summit at 11:25 AM northeast towards Table Top - Middle Peak. I did not find any herd paths or any sign of previous travel. Difficult bushwhack through thick, dense coniferous alpine forest. There's some blow-down near the summit of Table Top Mt., which is best avoided along it's north side. Nearer the col between Table Top and Middle Peak, the forest gets less thick, but the terrain is steeper and there's a few rock terraces/walls that must be descended/navigated. Near the col, there is moss covered marsh. The ascent up Middle Peak is less steep than the descent down Table Top, but just as thickly forested. There's also a few more rock walls that must be navigated around.
The summit is thickly forested. There's a large moss covered rock that appears to be the summit at N44.14342 W73.90734.
There are some decent views of Table Top, Marcy, Haystack, Algonquin about 100 feet south of the summit rock.
I returned to Table Top Mountain via the same way. Round trip from Table Top to Table Top - Middle Peak was 2.25 hours, 2.1 miles.

Arrived back at Heart Lake at 4:45 PM.
Total Time: 9.5 hours, 11.6 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Van Hoevenberg & Tabletop Trails & Bushwack
    Start Trailhead:Heart Lake  
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Derek Standen
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