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Ascent of Phelps Mountain on 2019-03-16

Climber: Lori S

Others in Party:Alan Woodin
Date:Saturday, March 16, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Phelps Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trail had well packed snow, used snowshoes part way, then Hillsounds/Kahtoolahs. I used snowshoes from the junction where the last mine goes straight up, as it was badly postholed and I needed the stability. Snow and wind prevented good views. Not a very difficult hike. The friendly chickadees were out at Marcy Dam on the way back and provided for some nice photos. Many other hikers on the trail.
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Summit of Phelps high peak (2019-03-16). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Windy, White-out
Near white out,not total



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