Ascent of Erebus Mountain on 2018-02-17

Climber: Deb & Rob Osterhoudt

Date:Saturday, February 17, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Erebus Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2527 ft / 770 m

Ascent Trip Report

Enjoyed a fun loop today as a few of us rounded up the LG12 for winter and the regular season. We parked at Hog Town as the gate was closed for the winter. From Hogtown to Dacy is ~ 1.7 miles with a little up an down on the way. Once at Dacy we got on trail and made our way toward the Sleeping Beauty lookouts and then from there we started on the trail to Bumps Pond. On the way we decided to take the quick jump off trail to climb up a bit and find the true summit of Sleeping Beauty which is rarely visited as it is treed in. From here we drop down to Bumps Pond and onto Fish Pond as we make our way to Erebus. From the edge of Fish Pond we cross the ice, climb up and intersect the east trail around Erebus until we find a good spot to begin the 0.5 mile bushwhack up. The climb up to the summit of Erebus from this side is roughly 0.5 mile and 600' of climb. The woods are fairly open outside of a short ring of dense pines just beneath the crown which opens up into a meadow-like summit. From here it was a nice easy decent through fluffy snow and ice and an easy walk out along the base of Sleeping Beauty. ~11.5 miles in the woods.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:747 ft / 227 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1537 ft / 468 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Snowshoes, Animal/Pet
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:537 ft / 163 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 487 ft / 149 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Sleeping Beauty true summit  2040 ft / 621 m
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1487 ft / 453 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1277 ft / 389 m; Extra: 210 ft / 64m
    Gain on way out:210 ft / 64 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:bushwhack to trail
    End Trailhead:Hog Town  1250 ft / 381 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Sl Beauty Erebus loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sleeping Beauty Lookout2018-02-171092 ft / 333 m
2Sleeping Beauty High Point2018-02-17120 ft / 37 m
3Erebus Mountain2018-02-17747 ft / 228 m
Total Trip Gain: 1959 ft / 598 m    Total Trip Loss: 1652 ft / 503 m

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