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Ascent of Nubble on 2019-05-11

Climber: Jan Triska

Others in Party:Sarah Jones
Veronika Triska
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 11, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nubble
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2772 ft / 844 m

Ascent Trip Report

A really fun day ascending this minor but rugged peak.
Also a family adventure, as we went up with our 6-year old daughter. This was her 2nd Adirondack peak.
We went up via the Giant's Washbowl trail. The views along the way are excellent and varied. The entire landscape around the Chapel Pond and Giant Mtn is dramatic and rocky, as if hewn out of granite by..well, giants.

This trail is rugged and arduous but short. There is essentially no approach and one starts to gain altitude sharply right from the road. In that sense, it proved to be more interesting than many larger objectives in this range.
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Views from near the summit of the Nubble. Dramatic setting.. (2019-05-11). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1181 ft / 359 m
    Route:Giant Ridge and Washbowl
    Trailhead:Chapel Pond  1591 ft / 484 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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