Ascent of Armstrong Mountain on 2013-10-26

Climber: Tom Hart

Date:Saturday, October 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Armstrong Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4429 ft / 1349 m

Ascent Trip Report

departed 6 am from amr lot. snow began on road, increasing with daybreak. good time to lower lake. proceeded to rainbow overlook, shortly afterwards, Maggie turned back. Made climb to sawteeth with some scramble over rock ledges. Top by 10:30? Tried hillsound microspikes on descent with good results. Changed soaked shirt at intersection, fell behind group by a few minutes. Made Gothics at 12:15 with southerly wind (25 buffeting to 35) and more snow (4" with some drifting). Quick lunch in col, followed by ascent of Armstrong. Quick return to col. Other hikers proceeding on to UWJ. Descent started to Beaver Meadows - trail unbroken, continuous but easy descent. Snow balling above beaver meadow, little snow cover at base of falls. Light rain, microspikes doffed. Quick return to road, and return to car at 3:30.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Sawteeth/Armstrong

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Pyramid Peak2013-10-26 
3Armstrong Mountain2014-11-01 
4Armstrong Mountain2013-10-26 

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