Ascent of Nippletop on 2019-01-18

Climber: Lori S

Others in Party:Adam Nichols
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4593 ft / 1399 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first high peak! Snowshoes the whole way. Lightly snowing and windy on and off throughout the trail. Took Gill Brook Cutoff trail to Elk Pass to Nippletop. Cold and windy at summit. No views/whiteout. Went on to Dial. Same conditions. Took trail to Noonmark Shoulder back to Lake Road/parking area. 14 miles, 9.5 hours. Took ice axe for practice, wasn't really necessary.
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Summit of Nippletop High Peak #11 1/18/19 (2019-01-18). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out
Ascent Part of Trip: Nippletop/Dial

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Dial Mountain2019-01-18 

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