Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2011-06-11

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Date:Saturday, June 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Whiteface Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4865 ft / 1482 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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:
1Whiteface Mountain2011-06-112865 ft / 873 m
2Esther Mountain2011-06-112239 ft / 682 m
3Lookout Mountain2011-06-112085 ft / 636 m
Total Trip Gain: 7189 ft / 2191 m    Total Trip Loss: 7189 ft / 2191 m

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