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Ascent of Giant Ledge on 2018-01-20

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Saturday, January 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Giant Ledge
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3200 ft / 975 m

Ascent Trip Report

Enjoyed a great hike on a warm winter day - started the day with Panther and then finished just up the road with Balsam. Started at Giants Ledge TH for Panther at 9:45, arrived at summit at 11:30 and then back at 1:00 pm. Light snow cover on trail, deeper drifts going through col and icy areas up to Panther. Beautiful view. Drove to Balsam TH, snow was getting soft (mashed potatoes), very light cover to junction. On trail for Balsam (McKinley side) at 1:15, arrive summit 3:00 pm - went bit further to Look out, left lookout to descend trail at 3:15, arrive at car 4:20.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1045 ft / 318 m
    Total Elevation Loss:45 ft / 13 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1045 ft / 318 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1000 ft / 305 m; Extra: 45 ft / 13m
    Loss on way in:45 ft / 13 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Giants Ledge
    Start Trailhead:Giant Ledge / Panther TH Oliviera  2200 ft / 670 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Panther balsam

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Giant Ledge2018-01-201045 ft / 319 m
2Panther Mountain2018-01-201010 ft / 308 m
Total Trip Gain: 2055 ft / 627 m    Total Trip Loss: 2055 ft / 627 m



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