Ascent of Macomb Mountain on 2011-08-17
|Date:||Wednesday, August 17, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4370 ft / 1331 m|
Ascent Trip Reportw Monica. We had to change our plans because of the weather and instead of Day #2 of the Seward Range we spent today along grabbing all of the peaks along the Dix Range. The skies were blue (which I haven't had a chance to enjoy too often in the Adirondacks) so we lolly-gagged on several summits and made it a whole day trip (the only time constraint was getting back to the Noon Mark Diner before they closed). Had great views of the Great Range. The Dix Range is remote - we only had to share two of the summits with two other people (and they were the same two people). It is less traveled because once you get a mile or two in on the trail - you head off trail for the next six to seven miles - there are non-stop steeps and there is no maintenance so the brush is so thick in places you can't see your feet and have to "swim" through. Imagine doing a ridge traverse to five different 4K summits in the Whites (think Franconia Ridge) and having only two other people on the summits with you all day.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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