Ascent to MacNaughton Mountain-Side of the Mountain several hundred feet below th on 2000-09-02

Climber: Alan Bangel

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 Report

Second 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2075 ft / 632 m
    Start Trailhead:1575 ft / 480 m
Descent Statistics

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