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Ascent of Macomb Mountain on 2011-08-17

Climber: Michael Blair

Date:Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Macomb Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4370 ft / 1331 m

Ascent Trip Report

w Monica. We had to change our plans because of the weather and instead of Day #2 of the Seward Range we spent today along grabbing all of the peaks along the Dix Range. The skies were blue (which I haven't had a chance to enjoy too often in the Adirondacks) so we lolly-gagged on several summits and made it a whole day trip (the only time constraint was getting back to the Noon Mark Diner before they closed). Had great views of the Great Range. The Dix Range is remote - we only had to share two of the summits with two other people (and they were the same two people). It is less traveled because once you get a mile or two in on the trail - you head off trail for the next six to seven miles - there are non-stop steeps and there is no maintenance so the brush is so thick in places you can't see your feet and have to "swim" through. Imagine doing a ridge traverse to five different 4K summits in the Whites (think Franconia Ridge) and having only two other people on the summits with you all day.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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