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Ascent of Arab Mountain on 2014-01-05

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Sunday, January 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Arab Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2539 ft / 773 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started off the day with a hike up Mt. Arab to see the sunrise from the summit, something neither of us had done yet. The hike up Mt. Arab is a nice steady climb with 700' of gain over1 mile. Compared to the day before where it was just below zero at the TH, it was warm today - a balmy 21 degrees! We arrived early and started out in the dark but we had enough light to hike without headlamps about 0.5 miles in. Once at the summit you could feel the wind pick up a bit and as we climbed the tower it became very strong (and cold). The views of the sunrise over the High Peaks was incredible and well worth the early morning rise and hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:780 ft / 237 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Arab Mtn Trail
    Trailhead:1759 ft / 536 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
sunrise hike, 21 degrees, light winds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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