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Ascent of West Island Pond Mountain in 1988-12

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Daniel Oestreicher
Date:December, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Island Pond Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1200 ft / 365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up and over ridge line through snow on a clear cold day. Daniel kept begging to go farther on the way out, but was exhausted on the way back and I had to carry him the last half mile. Crowded area along Appalachian Trail in the summer, but no one else around in winter.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:clear and cold
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:700 ft / 213 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 600 ft / 183 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Start Trailhead:600 ft / 182 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km



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