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technicolorNHFirst summit of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2016


Two hours and twenty minutes from the Marble Mountain TH. The intersection on the trail is marked with a cairn and a sign so there is no missing the herd path. Good view of Whiteface and a plaque at the top.
Posted Aug 24, 2016 5:56 pm

lorothy12esther/whiteface  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014
Took a little detour from Whiteface to Esther. no views but a short addition.
Posted Jan 4, 2015 7:30 pm

JRaphaelsonEsther and Whiteface  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014


First time on a herd path, and it wasn't at all difficult to follow.
Posted Nov 9, 2014 10:21 pm

Cisco1974Esther and Whiteface¬≤  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014


Tim Thomas and I summited Esther first then we moved on to Whiteface. This was my first time up Esther.
Posted Sep 10, 2014 7:11 pm

CRiedel2Esther from Resevoir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2014


Hiked up Mt Esther from the resevoir. Nice day and the trail was dry except for up on top, plenty of mud! The first 1.3 miles was an easy stroll through the woods to a sign pointing to Marble Mt. From that sign it's a pretty steady 2.2 mile climb up to Lookout Mt, then an easy walk over to Mt Esther. Not many views from the summit, but it was cool watching a few cars go up the road to Whiteface Mt. Impending thunderstorms meant an early return to my car, but a great day while I was hiking.
Posted Aug 5, 2014 7:04 pm

yadahzoemtnWhiteface and Esther  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2009


Beautiful Day. Solo.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 11:41 pm

OnagerNice trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013


Hiked Esther mountain 4240' via the unmarked trail to the Wilmington Trail from the Atmospheric Science Research Center off the Whiteface Memorial Highway. We arrived early around 6am, and when we arrived at the ASRC the weather was beautiful. We had to hike the smaller Lookout Mountain, and once we summited Lookout we could see Esther and Whiteface staring at us. We broke a path with our snowshoes since a snow storm hit a day earlier, piling about 3 feet of snow in our way on the unmarked trail to Esther. We made the summit early, around 10am, took a quick break and headed back down, occasionally glissading our way down. Esther was as a great hike overall.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 3:58 pm

SjboatwrightA Wet Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013


Couldn't see much through the clouds, but it was well worth the hike.
Posted Jul 24, 2013 4:54 pm

gintherjWhiteface add-on  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013


Meh - did it as a Whiteface side trip, but it wasn't really worth it. Would have preferred to take that extra time and pick out a different short climb.
Posted Jul 16, 2013 8:46 am

mancopaMuddy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013


I did this on a very misty, rainy day, so it made the view pretty non-existant. Lots of mud, but still a fun day on the trail.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 1:59 pm

Bkoziol3With Whiteface  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2012


Climbed after Whiteface
Posted Dec 26, 2012 12:18 pm

Bark EaterBeautiful early fall day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Bark Eater

Started at the reservoir, up to Esther, then Whiteface, then down the south side of Whiteface to Connery Pond. #32 of the ADK high peaks for me. Perfect early fall day. Easy climb.
Posted Sep 12, 2012 7:11 am

jpbourqueWhiteface and Esther  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2012
Hiked Whiteace then Esther on the way down. Started àt Wilmington Reservoir. Big day, tired ans sore afterwards. Nicest weather possible. Saw a cyclist going up on the Veteran Highway.
Posted May 14, 2012 10:24 am

MattGreeneWinter '08  Sucess!
January 2008 - Summitted on the way to Whiteface.
Posted Dec 24, 2010 8:31 pm

LDuszeri remember the mud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007


I climbed this one first before getting to Whiteface. I remember lots of mud.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 10:38 pm

mike_lindacherEsther in November


Rainy, cold, bad ... didn't see a thing on top. Loved every minute.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 4:58 pm

tiogaFrom Wilmington Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010


Started from the Science Center and climbed to the Wilmington Trail. After hitting the summit of Whiteface, my wife and I did Esther as well via the herdpath. Was a hot and foggy day.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 9:15 am

JimWallacerainy day with Whiteface  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


This was part of the climb up Whiteface via Wilmington trail.It was a muddy mess on this day.The dwarf evergreens were just pouring water onto me.There was no hard ground to walk on for the most part.Although alls I saw was a plaque on a rock,I felt great to have summitted.I guess it doesn't take much to make me happy.As long as I get to climb,I'm OK.The rain and mud just makes it dramatic....Jim W
Posted Jan 12, 2010 10:46 pm

TLPLabor Day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009


I did Esther only from the Wilmington trail. It wasn't a clear day, and I needed to get back to NJ, so I'll save Whiteface for another day. That being said, Esther wasn't that bad. The herd path is easy to follow, and there's an interesting section of colorful moss along the way. I love the sign on the top. That Esther chick was cool.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 10:26 am

rasgoatDid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2009


Ok mountain, hiked with Whiteface. Herd path easy to follow.(right at cairn)
Posted May 3, 2009 6:52 pm

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