Ascent of French Point Mountain on 2017-10-18

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Boat
Peak:French Point Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1756 ft / 535 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short boat ride to Champlain Point (Tip of Tongue) took our group of six trampers to lake shore explorations and a climb of the Tongue Mountain Range to ever rising panorama above Lake George and back to Bolton Landing, while meeting along our way another group descending to the boat landing, a solo hiker walking the complete loop and in small wilderness neighbor to one in our group; over a long, tiring day of roller coaster elevation gain (2650') we reached up to three awesome summit rest stops enjoying views, foliage and converse before our final welcome descent from the Fifth Peak Lean-to and Vista.

Trail Head / F. R. Smith & Sons Marina
Tip of Tongue 3.04 miles / 0:20 hours
First Peak 6.12 / 3:06
French Point Mtn 7.47 / 4:41
Third Peak 8.10 / 5:35
Fourth Peak 8.78 / 6:11
Fifth Peak 9.80 / 7:10
Clay Meadow 12.7 / 9:09
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2646 ft / 806 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2546 ft / 775 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.7 mi / 20.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1956 ft / 596 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1436 ft / 438 m; Extra: 520 ft / 158m
    Loss on way in:520 ft / 158 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Route:Water Taxi, Tip of Tongue & Tongue Mtn Range Tr
    Start Trailhead:F.R. Smith & Sons Marina  320 ft / 97 m
    Time:4 Hours 41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2026 ft / 617 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1336 ft / 407 m; Extra: 690 ft / 210m
    Gain on way out:690 ft / 210 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:TMR Tr, Lean-to Tr, TMR Tr & Five Mile Point Tr
    End Trailhead:Clay Meadow   420 ft / 128 m
    Time:4 Hours 28 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: French Point Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
1First Peak2017-10-18 a 
2French Point Mountain2017-10-18 b2646 ft / 807 m
3Third Peak2017-10-18 c 
4Fourth Peak2017-10-18 d 
5Fifth Peak2017-10-18 e 
Total Trip Gain: 2646 ft / 807 m    Total Trip Loss: 2546 ft / 776 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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