Ascent of MacNaughton Mountain on 2005-05-07

Climber: Jan Triska

Others in Party:Markus Wandel
Date:Saturday, May 7, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:MacNaughton Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3983 ft / 1214 m

Ascent Trip Report

A long, relatively hard day out there in the woods, summitting the very obscure member of the 'Adirondack 46' peak list.
I drove in from Ottawa, with Markus Wandel who has done most of the 4000-footers in the Adirondacks. It was a wet, early May weekend, with soft snow clinging to the upper parts of the hills. A long hike in and a good bushwhack to get onto the summit slopes, made more difficult by the crusty spring snow. All in all, a good adventure and a cardio workout, even if the peak is relatively low and most of the trip only moderately scenic. We used Markus' GPS a fair amount.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2625 ft / 800 m
    Trailhead:1358 ft / 413 m
    Grade/Class:a hard hike, off-tra
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
a nice day with a minor shower
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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