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Ascent of Algonquin Peak on 2013-08-31

Climber: Phil Barone

Others in Party:Frank Burghardt
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Algonquin Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5115 ft / 1559 m

Ascent Trip Report

We stepped off from the Adirondack Loj around 1030 on Aug 31 2013 traveling toward Marcy Dam and Avalanche Lake. From the lake we took the Algonquin Trail to Algonquin Peak. Algonquin peak is the second tallest mountain in New York. It's trail has a section where you gain 2300' of elevation in 2 miles. Due to the steepness of the climb we took many breaks and summited Algonquin about 1645. After taking some time on the summit we continued our loop hike toward the Wright Peak Spur. We came across a good spot to camp at 1730 so we dropped packs and set up camp. We bivouacked with a tarp overhead because we knew it was going to rain. In the morning we packed up and continued on the trail down back toward the Adirondack Loj stopping at the Wright Peak Spur along the way. Adirondack 46ers: #2 of 46.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Bivouac
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Route:Marcy Dam to Avanlanche Lake to Algonquin Trail
    Start Trailhead:Adirondack Loj  
    Time:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    End Trailhead:Adirondack Loj  
Ascent Part of Trip: MacEntyre Range (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Algonquin Peak2013-08-31 
2Wright Peak2013-09-01 



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