Ascent of South Dix on 1987-10-31
|Others in Party:||G Hebert|
|Date:||Saturday, October 31, 1987|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4068 ft / 1239 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA trail and herd path hike to 5 Peaks ..... 13 miles, 9h15 hours RT.
Guy and I left home at 3h15 hours arriving at the Elk Lake TH parking at 6h00 hours, no snow on the ground. I got a speeding ticket on the way, doing 70 in a 55.
6h10 ...We left The Elk Lake TH and followed the exact route as last time to the summit of Macomb.
8h45 ... MACOMB summit, ran into last night's snow(2") half way up, got soaked and cold, fog on summit, no visibility.
9h45 ... SOUTH DIX open summit, clearing to the south. Names on register Don & Jim Belar, Don Friedlander, Ian Maclaine, Paul Beach.
10h30 ... EAST DIX open summit, weather clear to the south, good views. Found the Canister names on the register were Harold Conradi, Don Friedlander, Ian Maclaine, Paul Beach.
11h15 ... SOUTH DIX summit, found herd path to Pough/Hough fairly easy.
11h40 ... POUGH summit, wooded, didn't see a Canister.
12h30 ... HOUGH summit, sunny, storm has blown over. Super views, Guy took pictures, 20 minute snack break. Found the Canister, names in the register were Din Freidlander, Ian Maclaine, Mario Gutierrez, Matt Kiefer
Descended back to col south of Hough and found herd path descending westerly to Slide Brook Lean-to, then trail back to TH.
15h25 .... out at Elk Lake TH.
Super day but cold hands and feet, Guy and I were both very satisfied with our effort. We got home after a 15 hour day.
Our daughter Julie went to a Halloween Party with her boy friend Dave, dressed as Mickey Mouse.
"I'D RATHER BE ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN THINKING ABOUT THE CHURCH, THAN BEING IN A CHURCH THINKING ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN," ....... Norweigian saying
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||293 ft / 89 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2007 ft / 611 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gain on way in:||293 ft / 89 m|
| Route:||herd path from macomb|
| Start Trailhead:||elk lake parking 3775 ft / 1150 m|
| Loss on way out:||2007 ft / 611 m|
| Route:||hard path to east dix|
| End Trailhead:||elk lake 2061 ft / 628 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: mac|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4056 ft / 1236 m Total Trip Loss: 10636 ft / 3243 m
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