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Ascent of Scarface Mountain on 2013-05-26

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
Date:Sunday, May 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Scarface Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3058 ft / 932 m

Ascent Trip Report

Saranac Lake 6er kickoff. Aborted Haystack yesterday due to extremely high water stemming from the terrible weather. Despite the cold however, it was fun enjoying the activities on the green in town later, which included presentation to the descendents of 46er number 1, a plaque that will later go on Saranac Lake's walk of fame. A dozen people amazingly did manage to complete the kickoff "Ultra" challenge nevertheless, hats off to them as it is quite an achievement in even the best weather as far as I am concerned. We did make Scarface today, at least. Snow higher up on the mountain from yesterday (above about 2500'), mud just about everywhere else further down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1480 ft / 451 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.2 km
    Route:DEC Trail
    Trailhead:Ray Brook TH  1578 ft / 480 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Breezy, Overcast
cold, horrible
Ascent Part of Trip: 6er kickoff

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1(Attempt) Haystack Mountain2013-05-25296 ft / 90 m
2Scarface Mountain2013-05-261480 ft / 451 m
Total Trip Gain: 1776 ft / 541 m    Total Trip Loss: 1776 ft / 541 m



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