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Ascent of Arab Mountain on 2013-03-29

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Arab Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2539 ft / 773 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged two fire towers while staying in Lake Placid for the long weekend. Started with Cathedral Rock and hit Arab Mountain on the way back. Still snow on both mountains, but no need for snowshoes; I did decide to use my microspikes to descend Arab though. Of the two, I enjoyed Arab Mountain the most. Both were quite easy as has been noted in other trip reports; I spent at least as much time driving back and forth from Lake Placid as I did on the mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:702 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Trail
    Trailhead:Arab Mountain TH  1837 ft / 559 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Part of Trip: Lake Placid Easter

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cathedral Rock2013-03-29191 ft / 58 m
2Arab Mountain2013-03-29702 ft / 214 m
Total Trip Gain: 893 ft / 272 m    Total Trip Loss: 893 ft / 272 m



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