Ascent of Armstrong Mountain on 2018-07-07

Climber: François Lefebvre

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Armstrong Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:4429 ft / 1349 m

Ascent Trip Report

Start at 6:00, finish at 19:05. Start at the parking in St-Huberts and through the golf course. Then the ladies mile trail and the east River trail. But I expected to see a sign for Armstrong which is wrong, sign is for Gothics and Lost Lookout, it is only up on top of the mountains that there is a junction to the right to Armstrong and to the left to Gothics. So I went up to the junction for Rainbow Falls which also indicates Gothics and Lost Lookout. I did the entire Lost Lookout trail back to the original path I should have taken for Gothics which is 1.4 mile in the wood, very nice. The Los Lookout is, it is true, quite lost, very small place as you come out of the woods, but also very nice view. It is kind of lost, I walked in the woods then suddenly, the Lost lookout shows up in the sun. With that detour I have added almost 3 miles to my hike. Then I went up to Armstrong which is a respectable, tough trail, very steep with ladders, big rocks. Not for beginners. Very nice, I therefore managed to do about 24 km in 13 hours in a tough environment which is a new record!!! I never did more that 22 km in the past. On my way down, I saw a little spring coming out of the rock. The water was crystal clear, ice cold and it was the most refreshing water I have ever tasted, it tasted really god, a wonderful experience.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3000 ft / 914 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3000 ft / 914 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.9 mi / 24 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:8.7 mi / 14 km
    Route:East river trail & Gothics trail
    Start Trailhead:St-Huberts  1429 ft / 435 m
    Time:8 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:East river trail & Gothics trail
    End Trailhead:St-Huberts  1429 ft / 435 m
    Time:5 Hours 

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