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Ascent of Snowy Mountain on 2017-12-02

Climber: Lori S

Others in Party:Dan Steltz
Date:Saturday, December 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Snowy Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3898 ft / 1188 m

Ascent Trip Report

Some snow cover for the first half or so, then it got a bit deeper, maybe 3 inches or so along the second half and at the summit. Crossed several streams, some with icy spots. Hopped from rock to rock. Cool with no breeze. Very pleasant. A much easier climb than I expected. Sure, some tough sections where I climbed on my hands and knees, but not for very long. I wore microspikes and that helped, but they kept clogging up with packed snow. Views were overcast from the tower, but shifted so that I could catch glimpses of the mountains a little at a time. Several other parties seen. Saw a partridge and some grey and black birds I couldn't identify. Many varied animal tracks. The tattered, regal flag was still on the tower. On the way down, had some fun sliding on the snow on my behind which made it faster and easier!
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Going up there next (2017-12-02). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Cool, nice for December
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 



Other Photos

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25th Tower - Snowy. Fingers backwards! (2017-12-02). Photo by Lori S.
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The regal flag on Snowy (2017-12-02). Photo by Lori S.
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