Ascent of Peekamoose Mountain on 2008-12-22

Climber: Brennan Connelly

Date:Monday, December 22, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peekamoose Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3843 ft / 1171 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used the Peekamoose-Table Trail from CR 42, and found it well packed until 2200', after which there were huge drifts across the trail for the remainder of the hike. The wind was strong enough to cover all of my tracks, so I had to break trail in both directions. Snowshoes were a necessity.

I had planned to continue on to Table, but a Calpine start and the trail breaking rendered that unwise.

The temp hovered around 10 with winds averaging 30-40 for the entire hike.

Ascent was a pathetic 3 hours flat, and the decent was right at 90 minutes. I'm slightly embarassed by those numbers, obviously.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2600 ft / 792 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Trailhead:1243 ft / 378 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Frigid, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy

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