Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2013-05-05

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, May 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Slide Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4180 ft / 1274 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked on Rt 47. The most unforgiving section is in the beginning on the yellow blazed trail as far as steepness and rockiness goes. Also crossed a few brooks and streams. A couple tenths of a mile past the 3500 mark the trees switch to mostly evergreens. Despite the fact that it was in the upper 60's in early May, there was a good amount of snow and ice covering most of the trail the final half mile or so from the top. At the top, if you walk just past what looks like the foundation of a fire tower, there's a large boulder offering great views to the east. Spent some time on top with a couple other climbing parties and then came back down. Ran into a group of boyscouts ascending on my way down. Gorgeous day for a hike.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Yellow Blazed / Red Blazed
    Time Up:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Red Blazed / Yellow Blazed
    Time Down:1 Hours 40 Minutes

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