Ascent of Iroquois Peak on 2010-08-07

Climber: Austin Black

Date:Saturday, August 7, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Iroquois Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4843 ft / 1476 m

Ascent Trip Report

I set out alone for this hike just after 6 am, and made excellent time to the trail split for Algonquin. Fairly rocky and steep hike up to the junction for Algonquin and Wright, and took the split for Wright. Again, a very steep and rocky trail. Though it wasn’t as windy as the day before, and much clearer, it was still quite windy and a bit chilly. After some pictures and a quick break, I headed back down to make my ascent of Algonquin. The trail continued to be very steep and rocky, and finally reached the summit around 11. Gorgeous views on a nearly perfectly clear day. Headed back down Algonquin, and shortly after took the split for the Iroquois herd path. Not very difficult trail, a few scrambles and LOTS of mud. Stopped to eat a sandwich on Boundary, the intermediate peak. Met up with a father and daughter on the way over, and attempted to find the herd path to Marshall to no avail. Headed back over to make my descent down Avalanche Pass, where I was very glad to have my poles. Extremely steep and rocky descent made for slow going, but eventually made it down to Avalanche Lake. Stopped here for a quick bite to eat before continuing back towards the Loj. Uneventful return for the next ~6 miles, Marcy Dam was very packed, but not too surprising for a Saturday afternoon. Excellent hike, and a breathtakingly clear day.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Herd Path
    Start Trailhead:Algonquin  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Herd Path
    End Trailhead:Avalanche Pass  
Ascent Part of Trip: Wright, Gonx, Iroquois  (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wright Peak2010-08-072400 ft / 732 m
2Algonquin Peak2010-08-072936 ft / 895 m
3Iroquois Peak2010-08-07 
4Boundary Peak2010-08-07 
Total Trip Gain: 5336 ft / 1627 m    Total Trip Loss: 5336 ft / 1627 m

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