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Ascent of Mount Skylight on 2012-08-09

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Skylight
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4925 ft / 1501 m

Ascent Trip Report

At four corners on the way down from Marcy, Karen stopped to read her Kindle and Danny and I raced up and back from the top of this nearby peak also over 4,000 feet (part of the 48 peak challenge). It was an uneventful climb straight up a rocky steep class 2 creekbed/trail. The bald area was far less than Marcy and the low cloud cover continued to dampen our views. We were up and back to four corners in 30 minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:578 ft / 176 m
    Total Elevation Loss:594 ft / 181 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
foggy and overcast still
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:578 ft / 176 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Mt Skylight Trail
    Start Trailhead:Four Corners  4347 ft / 1324 m
    Time:18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:594 ft / 181 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Mt Skylight Trail
    End Trailhead:Lake Tear of the Clouds  4331 ft / 1320 m
    Time:12 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Marcy (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Marcy2012-08-09 a3766 ft / 1148 m
2Mount Skylight2012-08-09 b578 ft / 176 m
3Gray Peak2012-08-09 c1095 ft / 334 m
Total Trip Gain: 5439 ft / 1658 m    Total Trip Loss: 5439 ft / 1658 m



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