Ascent of Giant Mountain on 2011-05-21

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Ken Hodges
Date:Saturday, May 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Giant Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4626 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ken and I started to hike on TR50 (Giant's Washbowl from Roaring Brook Trail) on Rt73 near Keene Valley around 10:30am. We both thought this is easy hike. It was relatively easy until we reach to Giant's summit. It was steady ascent and sometimes I have difficulty to up on ledges because I'm short person. After we reached to Giant summit, we started to hike on ridge toward to Rocky Ridge Peak. It was challenging hike and we had to slowly go down because the trail is steep down and rocks are wet due to rain. It was a bit less than 10 miles hike, but, we both felt it's more challenging hike than hike in WHITES/NH. I always feel that way... The weather was cloudy, rain, sun shine. It repeated multiple times. So we had to wear rain jacket when it started to rain heavily. Then, we took it off when rain stopped and sun was shining....
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3085 ft / 940 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3085 ft / 940 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3085 ft / 940 m
    Start Trailhead:Giant's Washbowl from Roaring Brook Tr  1541 ft / 469 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3085 ft / 940 m
    End Trailhead:Giant's Washbowl from Roaring Brk Tr  1541 ft / 469 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Giant & Rocky Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Giant Mountain2011-05-213085 ft / 940 m
2Rocky Peak Ridge2011-05-212849 ft / 868 m
Total Trip Gain: 5934 ft / 1808 m    Total Trip Loss: 5934 ft / 1808 m

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