Ascent to MacNaughton Mountain-Side of the Mountain several hundred feet below th on 2000-09-02
|Others in Party:||alone|
|Date:||Saturday, September 2, 2000|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||MacNaughton Mountain - Side of the Mountain several hundred feet below th|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3650 ft / 1112 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||333 ft / 102 m (14% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportSecond Attempt on this Mountain. A tremendous amount of blowdown and when I started after 8:00AM I did not leave sufficient time considering the length of the bushwhack. I could see the ridge that leads to the summit but to leave the stream bed and underground water sounds at this late time of the day 3:00 I would never have sufficient time to find the trail down and negotiate a return before dark.
Giving up the summit was extremely difficult, and I knew I needed a GPS unit to complete this quest and to have any chance of getting back to the car in a single day.
As it was the last mile was completed in the dark.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2075 ft / 632 m|
| Quality:||10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||2075 ft / 632 m|
| Start Trailhead:||1575 ft / 480 m|
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