Ascent of Panther Mountain on 2018-01-20

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Saturday, January 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Panther Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 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:1010 ft / 307 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2010 ft / 612 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:760 ft / 231 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 720 ft / 219 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Panther Trail
    Start Trailhead:Giants Ledge  3000 ft / 914 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1970 ft / 600 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1720 ft / 524 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Panther Trail
    End Trailhead:Panther/Giants Ledge TH  2000 ft / 609 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Panther balsam

Complete Trip Sequence:
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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