Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2011-06-11
|Date:||Saturday, June 11, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4865 ft / 1482 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI joined ADK Club Hike in Albany Chapter to hike Whiteface and Esther Mtns. Hiking leader was Skip. This was the first time to hike with him. Skip told me 20 people signed up and 6 people were on the waiting list, however, due to bad weather forecast, many people backed out. It turned out only 6 people's hike. Skip, Bob, Nick, me and 2 other ladies.(sorry I don't remember their names)
Whiteface will be one lady's 46th peak. So Skip prepared ADK46er patch for her. We started hike around 8:45. Soon after, it had started to rain. We aimed Whiteface first because of bad weather. Skip let us to hike our own pace as we like. What he asked was to wait at each trail junction to get group together.
In overall, trail is in good condition. About less than 10% area of the trail toward Whiteface was muddy. Due to rain, rocks were very slippery. After reaching Whiteface summit, we took pic, ate lunch at the indoor at the top of mountain, then, hiked out toward to toll road. Then, we got back to trail. Next mountain is Esther. Esther Mountain doesn't have trail. So we follow herd path to get to the summit.
Esther herd path is always muddy. So it was muddy when I hiked. :-<
I finished hike around 2:30pm. So it was 5 hours 45 min hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2865 ft / 873 m|
| Trailhead:||ASRC Parking Lot 2000 ft / 609 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Raining, Cool, Breezy, White-out|
|Ascent Part of Trip: WhitefaceEsther|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 7189 ft / 2191 m Total Trip Loss: 7189 ft / 2191 m
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