Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2013-09-25

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 25, 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

GPS Track

Started at the Slide Mt. TH on Hwy 47, hiked up to Slide, then down and back up to Cornell, and then down to the Terrace Mt. Lean To, and back. It is a fun scramble up and down Cornell, steep and lots of rocks.

Coming down Slide, about an hour before dark, I met a woman resting on her way up, no pack, no light. She was determined to reach the top of Slide. I got down, had dinner and she wasn't back yet, and it was very dark. I started up with an extra light and met her about 1/2 mile up, where the good trail ends if you are coming down. Her cell phone battery had just died and that was her only light. From there down the trail if very indistinct, just a rocky path on a rocky slope. I lost the trail once and had to back track, just before we reached the parking lot. It was pitch dark, couldn't even see the sky. She admitted she never would have made it down without my help, but still said she was glad she had done it!

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5467 ft / 1666 m
    Elevation Loss:5467 ft / 1666 m
    Distance:16.1 mi / 25.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1762 ft / 537 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Slide Mt. Tr.
    Trailhead:Slide Mt. TH  2418 ft / 737 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5467 ft / 1666 m
    Extra Gain:3705 ft / 1129 m
    Distance:13.4 mi / 21.6 km
    Route:Cornell Mt., Slide Mt. Tr.
    Trailhead:Slide Mt. TH  2418 ft / 737 m
    Time Down:4 Hours 25 Minutes

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