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Ascent of Algonquin Peak on 2014-10-05

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit
Date:Sunday, October 5, 2014
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

Very wet trail. Icy at the top. Partly cloudy and kinda windy on the summits. Pines / spruce on north side of Algonquin had significant frost on way up in the morning. Bare rock was icing over, especially in the still shaded spots.

I was definitely a bit underdressed. Compared to last weeks hikes where we were in short sleeves and sweating the whole time, this week I had a long sleeve thermal shirt on with my vest, and I never took my vest off. I had to borrow Dan's gloves because I didn't bring any of my own. I brought my winter head band and wore that most of the time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2936 ft / 894 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:Van Hoevenberg Trail
    Trailhead:ADK Loj  2179 ft / 664 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Algonquin, Iroquois & Wright (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Algonquin Peak2014-10-052936 ft / 895 m
2Boundary Peak2014-10-05 
3Iroquois Peak2014-10-05 
4Wright Peak2014-10-05 
Total Trip Gain: 2936 ft / 895 m    Total Trip Loss: 2936 ft / 895 m



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