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Ascent of Algonquin Peak on 2007-09-30

Climber: Douglas Kemp

Others in Party:Elizabeth
Date:Sunday, September 30, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Algonquin Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5115 ft / 1559 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was by far one of the most challenging hikes I have ever done. After climbing Wright on the spur trail that shoots off of the Algonquin trail, my hiking partner, Elizabeth, and I headed to the top of the second highest peak in NY -- Algonquin. The scrabble to the top was a real challenge going up because of the bare rock but that was nothing compared to coming back down.

We did the "crab walk" for a good chunk of the descent until we got to more level ground. The view from the top, and the sense of accomplishment, though, made it all worth it. Mind you, we were both basically crippled for the rest of the night, as evidence by our hobbling into the Lake George Burger King for some much deserved fast food.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Wright and Algonquin High Peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Wright Peak2007-09-30
2Algonquin Peak2007-09-30



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