Ascent of Panther Mountain on 2013-07-28

Climber: Rob Amato

Others in Party:Michael Catalano -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Panther Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

First mountain hike for me. Weather was pretty bad, but we drove 3 hours and were not going to be denied! Started out as a drizzle, working up to pretty heavy showers at some points. I huffed and puffed a bit in some of the steeper ascents, (I need to work on my aerobic endurance a little) but it wasn't extremely difficult. Weather finally broke when we reached the summit, but there was absolutely no view to be found. The descent was slow (especially when it's wet) and quite rocky, but not very hard. As it was my first "real" hike, and the weather was pretty bad, my buddy took it slower than he normally would and the whole trip was close to 7 hours... So, how do I feel after my first 3500+ ft. hike? I can't wait for the next one!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route:Fox Hollow-Giant Ledge-Panther Trail
    Trailhead:Fox Hollow Trailhead  870 ft / 265 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Hot, Calm, White-out
warm humid frequent showers zero visibility
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes

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