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Ascent of Upper Wolfjaw Mountain on 2013-08-16

Climber: Ed Wandall

Date:Friday, August 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4203 ft / 1281 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tried to get a big chunk of the Great Range done today. Parked at the Johns Brook trailhead (crowded). Hiked up the Phelps trail to the trail up to the col between Lower Wolf Jaw and Upper Wolf Jaw. Pretty steep hike. Climber over Upper Wolf Jaw, Armstrong, then Gothics. As it was harder going than I expected, I didn't go over to Saddleback and Basin as planned. Dropped down the trail between Gothics and Saddleback (Range Trail)and was pleased to find a large staircase built into the slide! A marvel of engineering! Nice look catching back up with the Johns Brook trail, which I took back to the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3279 ft / 999 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3279 ft / 998 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3279 ft / 999 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2679 ft / 817 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m
    Loss on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Johns Brook Trailhead  1524 ft / 464 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2679 ft / 816 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    End Trailhead:Johns Brook Trailhead  1524 ft / 464 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Great Range

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Upper Wolfjaw Mountain2013-08-163279 ft / 999 m
2Armstrong Mountain2013-08-16 
3Gothics2013-08-16 
Total Trip Gain: 3279 ft / 999 m    Total Trip Loss: 3279 ft / 999 m



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