Ascent of Saint Regis Mountain on 2016-07-29

Climber: Douglas Fortman

Others in Party:Jim Haynor -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, July 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Saint Regis Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2881 ft / 878 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day two in the continuing summer hiking extravaganza was an easier day. After hiking Colvin & Blake the day before, we were still licking our wounds, but we still wanted to do some hiking - we couldn't be total slugs. So we decided to do St. Regis - a Saranac 6er, and a Fire Tower Challenge peak. The hike was approximately seven miles long.

This was a very rewarding hike, as St. Regis, being west and north of Saranac Lake, offered a different perspective on the Adirondacks. It's summit is wide open and (if you go on a day they aren't working on the fire tower) you can get a tremendous 360 degree view. The weather was beautiful this day and there were only about a dozen other people enjoying the sunny peak this Friday afternoon.

The fire tower itself was being repaired this day, so nobody was permitted to go up (the only bummer for this day's adventure). Volunteers were repairing the roof, the materials having been brought to the summit via helicopter during the previous week. But that didn't prevent us from thoroughly enjoying the magnificent views from the rest of the summit. This peak is very enjoyable to climb!
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The St. Regis fire tower under repair (2016-07-29). Photo by Douglas Fortman.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1225 ft / 373 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Sunny, partly cloudy, dry
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1225 ft / 373 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:St. Regis trail
    Start Trailhead:1656 ft / 504 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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