Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2011-02-19
|Date:||Saturday, February 19, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4180 ft / 1274 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWindy and Freezing! Blood too cold to pump. But still easy, its just slide. There was a bad snow storm this morning and it was insanely cold and the wind was scary as hell. As i was getting dressed, a few cars drove up to the trailhead, and after looking at the trail they turned back. This scared me a little bit but whatever. It was so windy on the summit, after i took a few pictures and turned around, my MSR tracks were completely gone within minutes. Huge drifts formed on the trail on the way back which i thought was awesome in such a short period of time. Saw some crazy mofo hiking up as i was descending, his tracks were nowhere again within 2-3 minutes. This hike and a recent hike on halcott by myself made me appreciate the power of wind in blowing away a trail.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Frigid, Very Windy, Low Clouds|
windy and scary!!!!
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