Ascent of Little Equinox on 2015-07-11

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Equinox
    Elevation:3315 ft / 1010 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove up Sky Line Drive from the Toll House ($15) to the Monastery Overlook, hiking from there to Little Equinox along an overgrown path (old road) enjoying the company of many colorful Aphrodite fritillary butterfly in the path's flowering field; then back along Sky Line Drive to Mount Equinox: The Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center's fantastic comfortable picnic setting with its all around views; finally reaching Lookout Rock by hiking trail to its close-up /high up over Manchester perch and looking across the valley to earlier in the day's Spruce Peak, Taconic Range to Green Mtns!

Monastery Overlook TH - 4.32 miles / 16 minute, drive-up
Little Equinox - 4.82 / 0:36, (0:20) hike
Monastery Overlook TH - 5.29 / 0:46, (0:30) hike
Mount Equinox: The Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center - 6.38 / 0:52, drive-up
Lookout Rock - 7.04 / 1:18, (0:26) hike
Mount Equinox: The Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center - 7.62 / 1:45, (0:53) hike
Skyline Drive Toll House: Rte 7A - 13.00 / 2:07
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3461 ft / 1054 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3461 ft / 1054 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2661 ft / 811 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Skyline Dr (SDr) & Little Equinox Tr
    Start Trailhead:Toll House / Rte 7A  654 ft / 199 m
    Time:46 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3461 ft / 1054 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2661 ft / 811 m; Extra: 800 ft / 243m
    Gain on way out:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route:Little Equinox Tr, SDr, Lookout Rock Tr & SDr
    End Trailhead:Toll House / Rte 7A  654 ft / 199 m
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Little Equinox

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Equinox2015-07-11 b3461 ft / 1055 m
2Equinox Mountain2015-07-11 c 
3Lookout Rock2015-07-11 d 
Total Trip Gain: 3461 ft / 1055 m    Total Trip Loss: 3461 ft / 1055 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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