Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2015-04-28

Climber: Jimmy Bielli

Date:Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4180 ft / 1274 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at DEC trailhead on Ulster Co Rd 47 (which is a really nice drive coming in from both directions, but especially from the south). Patches of snow/ice started appearing at around probably 3500 ft., ground was completely covered starting at around 3800 feet. I'd guess 18 inches still on the ground in places near the summit. Very hard packed, had no issues with postholing and was able to walk right on top of it. A bit slippery on the way down, probably should've had microspikes. No views at the actual summit but a sweet overlook maybe 100 feet down from it. Good part of that is you're shielded from most of the wind the whole way up. Could hear it absolutely whipping through the trees but really wasn't too bad on the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:55 Minutes

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