Ascent of Erebus Mountain on 2017-08-28

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Monday, August 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Erebus Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2527 ft / 770 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to Dacy Clearing has been much improved, easing access somewhat, still makes for a long day of trail mileage; the bushwhack itself was not as difficult as expected with the short distance helping, still blowdown & headwall need to be negotiated (an orange flagged well trodden path leads up to N43° 34.623 W73° 33.094, my GPS track shows me reaching down below up to here from about ten yards apart on the up and down, like an inverted V of trail); in my rush to reach the peak (also wanting to become a Lake George 12ster, now 10/12ths), I didn't seek out the narrows view near geocache only wanting to bag the peak and shed my long sleeve shirt & debris itch by getting back onto the trail while looking forward to lunch at the Fishbrook Pond lean-to south, tho did much enjoy an additional small lookout on the way up, looks like critters visit here too! In planning this, I realized that's "Sleeping Beauty" (2160’) is not the actual peak that most folks tag, so I’ve added "Sleeping Beauty (DEC)" (2242’) to the site. It's here that most folks have probably gone to reach summit views on a spur from the Sleeping Beauty Trail (DEC Trail #83).

Trail #82: Dacy Clearing to Fishbrook Pond (Yellow)
#87: Bumps Pond Spur (Blue)
#88: Erebus Mt Trail (Red)
#95: Fishbrook Pond from Lake George (Red)
#82A: West Fishbrook Pond Trail (Red)

Sleeping Beauty 1.28 miles / 1:17 hours
Erebus Mountain 4.62 / 4:30
Fishbrook Pond Lean-to 6.98 / 6:30 - 6:55
Dacy Clearing 9.80 / 8:25
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1167 ft / 355 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1167 ft / 355 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1167 ft / 355 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Tr #82, Wac, Tr #82, Tr #87, Tr #88 & Wac
    Start Trailhead:Dacy Clearing  1360 ft / 414 m
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1167 ft / 355 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.3 km
    Route:Wac, Tr #88, Tr #95, Tr #82A & Tr #82
    End Trailhead:Dacy Clearing  1360 ft / 414 m
    Time:3 Hours 55 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Erebus Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sleeping Beauty-North Peak2017-08-28 a 
2Erebus Mountain2017-08-28 b1167 ft / 356 m
Total Trip Gain: 1167 ft / 356 m    Total Trip Loss: 1167 ft / 356 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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