Ascent of Esther Mountain on 2015-08-29

Climber: Thomas Caruso

Date:Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Esther Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4239 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another two for! My wife and I did this one and Whiteface adding another non trailed peak to the list. We went up via the old Marble Mountain ski trail, joined with the Whiteface trail hit the split off to the unmarked trail to Esther Mountain and on to the summit. Not much views, nothing open from the summit just some good angle shots of Whiteface, actually got better views to the North from Lookout Mountain before going down in the cole and up to Esther. We headed back to the split and knocked off the last mile up to Whiteface, that got steep the last 600 feet of climb.
As usual, Whiteface was packed so we bolted out of there, didn't take any picuters, have tons of them from previous drives and hikes to the summit with friend and family. Esther trail was muddy but we thought the old ski slope Marble Mountain trail to be very difficult, steep and rocky. My wife has some knee issues and the hike back she was moving slow!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Sunny and Warm.

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