Ascent of Slide Mountain on 2015-07-19
|Others in Party:||Gudi Quinlan <9073> (partial)|
|Date:||Sunday, July 19, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4180 ft / 1274 m|
Ascent Trip ReportJuly 19, 2015
Temps in the 70’s, low clouds / fog.
This is day 3 of our Catskills adventures. The weather is supposed to be very hot – 90’s and humid. Gudrun is not chasing the 4000 footers of the Northeast so she will take this on easy while I had toward the summit. Gudi is saving her energy for the 2 Fire Towers that are also on our list for today.
We headed up the trail at 9:15am. The trail starts kinda steep, but then levels off to an easy grade along the Yellow trail, but when you turn right onto the red marked trail it gets much steeper. There are a couple of rather long steep sections and with the heat and humidity it is pretty slow going. I was on the top of Slide at 10:25 am, not much to see here except a block of concrete! A few hundred feet before the summit is a nice outcropping that I back to, to enjoy the views. It was a bit hazy today though.
10:45am After a snack and visiting with other hikers I was headed back down the mountain, hit the yellow trail at 11:25 am.
11:40 am Back at the car. That leaves just Baxter and Hamlin Peak in Maine and I will have hiked all 4,000 footers in the Northeast.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1800 ft / 548 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Low Clouds|
Hot and Humd day
| Gain on way in:||1800 ft / 548 m|
| Distance:||5.3 mi / 8.5 km|
| Route:||Slide Trail (yellow to red)|
| Start Trailhead:||Off Route 47 2380 ft / 725 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 25 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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