Ascent of Arab Mountain on 2017-02-19

Climber: Douglas Fortman

Others in Party:Jim Haynor -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, February 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Arab Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2539 ft / 773 m

Ascent Trip Report

My buddy Jim drove up north from Georgia to join me in our annual winter hiking extravaganza, the 2017 edition. This time we decided to explore some other areas of the Adirondacks than we typically do, so, we drove up Route 30 to Tupper Lake to take on the Tupper Lake Triad, and, if all went well, we'd do them in one day! (for you youngsters out there, that may not seem like a big deal, but for us old farts, it's not a bad day's effort).

This was the third of three peaks we would attempt today. This trail is a little steeper than the first two (Coney Mtn. and Goodman Mtn.), but then, it has more elevation to gain (750') and in a shorter distance then either of the others. The trail is well marked, and it appears that there are one tenth mile markers on the way up and down - this is really nice, giving you regular feedback on your progress. This trail, the fire tower and the caretaker's cabin are maintained by the Friends of Mt. Arab, and they do an excellent job (consider making a donation at the beginning of the trail). The tower's cab was closed, but we could still climb up the tower's steps and take in the awesome views of the surrounding peaks and lakes. And there's a bench that you can rest your weary bones on while soaking in the view of Tupper Lake.

Another family and pet friendly peak, though a little more challenging that the two others that make up the Tupper Lake Triad.

So, we made it! The Tupper Lake Triad in one winter day. Between the three peaks, it was a total of about 7.4 miles and 1835 feet elevation gain. A good day's hiking, and a great start to our winter hiking trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:750 ft / 228 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:1789 ft / 545 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Partly cloudy, warm - 40's
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Douglas Fortman
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