Ascent of Rocky Mountain on 2017-10-26
|Others in Party:||Jax Morrow|
|Date:||Thursday, October 26, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||2224 ft / 677 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCame out to the Old Forge area to tackle the Fulton Chain Trifecta in a day. Climbed Bald Mt. first, then Rocky and Black Bear Mts., since the latter share a parking area and are closer to home by a couple miles anyways. Rocky was a fun little hike, but stiff and really got the blood pumping. I always use a rough equation of 800 feet or more of elevation gain per mile is going to be a little more challenging and this hike shows that. It's not difficult by any means due to how short it is, but you do gain in elevation pretty quickly. The summit area was nice and looked out over Rte. 28 below and Fourth Lake. I was surprised at how so many of the trees in this area were already bare of their leaves. Seems like the trees around my house hadn't received the same message from Mother Nature that it was time to drop them so I could get my raking done before the snow starts flying. Didn't see anyone else on the trail despite 2 other trucks in the parking area, though it was a dark, overcast day in the middle of the week, so I didn't really expect to see too many other adventurous souls out and about on some of these lesser-known mountains. Got it done quick enough, leaving just Black Bear Mt. to finish up the Trifecta.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||447 ft / 136 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||Rocky Mt. Trail|
| Trailhead:||TH on Rte. 28 1777 ft / 541 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Animal/Pet|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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