Ascent of Prospect Mountain on 2018-09-22

Climber: Lori S

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Prospect Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2020 ft / 615 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trailhead: Smith St • Lake George NY, 12845 (43.425466,-73.720173) From Rte 9/Canada St in Lake George turn left onto Montcalm St, after 6 blocks turn right onto Cooper St, then left onto West St, and left onto Smith St. A small parking area is on Smith St at the base of the stairway leading to the trail bridge over I-87. Started out in the dark, sun came up 1/2 hour later. Encountered a porcupine. We looked at each other a moment, then it climbed a tree. Took some photos of it and headed up the trail. Steep and rocky most of the way. Crosses a couple highways, then you hit the summit area with picnic tables, water jugs, bathrooms and old railroad equipment. Climb the big rocky area for the true summit and gorgeous views. I found one geodetic marker and relics from the old fire tower.
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    Weather:Cool, Windy

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