Ascent of Lower Wolfjaw Mountain on 2012-11-10

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4173 ft / 1271 m

Ascent Trip Report

Planned on doing a few 46'ers this weekend, but cold temps and snow on the top of the Great Range dampened my plans. Instead, I took a leisurely start at 9am and headed up from the Trails End Bed and Breakfast. The 'new trail' up Rooster Comb follows a stream bed, which was hard to discern with all the fallen leaves. Above 2500 feet, it was snow covered. Lots of seep ice made the climb a bit of a challenge (I didn't bring my crampons or micro-spikes). Got to the top of Rooster Comb by 10:20, Hedgehog by 12:00 and Lower Wolfjaw by 1pm. Descent (tricky with the ice) took 2 hours 45 minutes. Between Hedgehog and Lower Wolfjaw, I saw a decapitated dead rabbit on the trail. Odd.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4156 ft / 1266 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:New trail
    Trailhead:Trails End B&B  1017 ft / 309 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Lower Wolfjaw

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rooster Comb2012-11-10 
2Hedgehog Mountain2012-11-10 
3Lower Wolfjaw Mountain2012-11-104156 ft / 1267 m
Total Trip Gain: 4156 ft / 1267 m    Total Trip Loss: 4156 ft / 1267 m

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