Ascent of Erebus Mountain on 2018-07-16

Climber: Christina Bushunow

Others in Party:Jordyn Danforth -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, July 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Erebus Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2527 ft / 770 m

Ascent Trip Report

Weirdest hike ever. We wanted to do Erebus because we have already done Sleeping Beauty and did not want it to be the only one left for Lake George 12ster.

Having said that, it was very difficult to find any information about Erebus that did not include a hike up Sleeping Beauty. So, if you are interested in just the one, details are below.

We parked at Hogtown as we were not sure what the condition of the road to Dacy Clearing was. The walk to and from that lot added 3 miles to our hike.

From the Hogtown to Dacy Clearing parking was 1.51 miles, 30 min, car probably could have made it. The first 100 feet are the worst part.

To trail split 2.09 miles, 45 min (go left) rocky, quite a bit of up (relatively).

To split at Bumps pond 2.96 miles, 1:13. Same conditions

Trail junction 3.75 mil 1:39 very wet and mucky in spots, skanky swampy stuff on right

Summit? 4.52 miles, 2 h. Some up-and-down, but honestly not all that much up. More over. There is no indication you are at the alternative summit. Had to consult our GPS and map to make sure we crossed the line. Decided we had no interest in bushwhacking to the true summit as the mosquitoes were awful. Went back the way we came.

Back at trail junction 5.23 miles, 2:23
Back at Pond 6 miles, 2:45
Back at split 6.87 miles, 3:11
Dacy lot 7.44 miles, 3:25
Hogtown lot 9 miles, 3:50
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Erebus alternative summit, more or less? (2018-07-16). Photo by Christina Bushunow.
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Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Christina Bushunow
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