Ascent of Erebus Mountain on 2017-10-22

Climber: Ben Morrow

Others in Party:Nick King
Date:Sunday, October 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Erebus Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2527 ft / 770 m

Ascent Trip Report

Assumed the start of this trip was the outlet of Bumps Pond coming down the backside of Sleeping Beauty. From here we went maybe a quarter mile (if that) and turned north on what I've seen described as the Erebus North Slope trail. The trail doesn't seem to get much use compared to the popular Sleeping Beauty trail and leaves were all over showing little foot traffic through them. We made it past a very wet section and kept moving upwards in a gradual ascent until the GPS on my phone showed us to be at the high point on the trail, nearly due west of the summit. From here it was a pretty fun bushwack up the rocky slopes of Erebus and we were at the summit in about 20 minutes or so. We just picked our way back down after that, heading west until we intersected the trail again and followed it all the way back to Dacy Clearing. By the time we were back, the parking area didn't have a spot to spare and many cars were parked along the dirt road heading back out. Great hike, but a map or GPS definitely would be hand to make sure you're at the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:787 ft / 239 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1405 ft / 428 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:787 ft / 239 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Erebus North Slope Trail/Bushwack
    Start Trailhead:Bumps Pond outlet  1740 ft / 530 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1405 ft / 428 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Bushwack/Erebus N. Slope Trail/Trail to Dacy Clear
    End Trailhead:Dacy Clearing  1122 ft / 341 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ben Morrow
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