Ascent of Iroquois Peak on 2013-10-01

Climber: Jeremy McKeon

Others in Party:Dan Drury
Date:Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Iroquois Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4843 ft / 1476 m

Ascent Trip Report

Once we had climbed Algonquin for the second time, we really took in the views with the sky clear now, before heading over to Iroquois. The 1.1 mile hike was not very challenging or strenuous at all. We made it down to the col between Algonquin and Boundary with little problem, and then knew where we were headed on the well kept "unmaintained" trail, equipped with foot bridges and all. There were muddy sections on either side of Boundary, but it really was a pretty quick and painless hike. I actually exclaimed when we got to the top of Iroquois, "Was that it?" We talked earlier about the possibility of continuing on past Iroquois, down into Cold Brook pass, to continue on to bag Marshall as well. Upon looking down into Cold Brook pass, I actually burst out laughing, and we agreed there was no way that we would be bushwhacking down that cliff. Marshall would have to wait until Thursday as originally planned. We headed back to the col and then down the very steep 2+ miles back to Lake Colden.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Suicide Week (6 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Panther Peak2013-09-28 
2Couchsachraga Peak2013-09-28 
3Santanoni Peak2013-09-28 
4Mount Colden2013-09-30 
5Table Top Mountain2013-09-30 
6Phelps Mountain2013-09-30 
7Algonquin Peak2013-10-01 
8Wright Peak2013-10-01 
9Iroquois Peak2013-10-01 
10Gray Peak2013-10-02 
11Mount Skylight2013-10-02 
12Mount Marcy2013-10-02 
13Cliff Mountain2013-10-02 
14Mount Redfield2013-10-02 
15Mount Marshall2013-10-03 

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