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Whiteface and Esther for a couple of Ws

01-05-2013

Submitted By Nathan Stokes

The Mountains & Stats

11 miles with 3540 feet of gain
  • Esther (4240 Feet, NY) globe Mountain
  • Whiteface (4867 Feet, NY) globe Mountain

People On The Trip

Trip Report

     Whiteface and Esther from the ASRC. Set track but 6\" new snow in most places, drifting deeper in others. Alternated trail breaking with another forum member to the Esther Junction. Did Esther first. Day got colder as it progressed. Temps in the mid teens when we hit the road. Wind speed in the teens, low vis, flat light above tree line. Summit via the road not the trail. Dropped packs at the castle, \"dashed\" to the summit and back to shelter. Met an entire bus load of hikers about the time we summited. Uneventful on the way out, weather started to clear and some views were had.

The Good and The Bad

The Good:

nice conditions, great weather, good people. Hot Pizza at Pete\'s Aah in North Creek.

The Bad:

lack of views from the summit

The Drive

Up and back via Utica / Speculator

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