Ascent to Upper Wolfjaw Mountain-False Summit on 2017-03-13
|Date:||Monday, March 13, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||Upper Wolfjaw Mountain - False Summit|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||4121 ft / 1256 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||82 ft / 25 m (3% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportBitterly cold Monday Morning out of the Garden Parking lot at 5:00am. I made decent time to the junction of the Wolfjaws with the intention of summiting both. I began my trek up to Upper Wolfjaw and found that some of the ledges were very iced over and presented some challenges to navigate. This coupled with a thin whisping of snow on the very icy trail made for some treacherous going. I decided that with my hip bothering me on the false summit of Upper Wolfjaw that I should turn around and make the reverse course of the tricky ice patches.
I wish I had a different outcome as it was a beauty of a day, bluebird skies and nothing but crisp air. My body didn't agree however, and I decided the risk was not worth the reward and made it back to the truck at 12:45 after some sore walking.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2536 ft / 772 m|
| Trailhead:||Garden Parking Lot 1585 ft / 483 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Clear|
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