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

yadahzoemtn

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

OnagerNice trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013

Onager

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

Sjboatwright

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

gintherj

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

mancopa

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

Bkoziol3

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

LDuszer

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

mike_lindacher

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

tioga

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

JimWallace

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

TLP

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

rasgoat

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

starship_jenFrom the Weather Station  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2008

starship_jen

Pouring rain, wind, but a fairly well packed trail until the herd path. Hard snow made for quick travel though. Didn't need to hike Whiteface, so it was a fast trip up and down. 37/46 : )
Posted Dec 31, 2008 11:21 am

NarendraEsther  Sucess!

Narendra

W/Whiteface - nice addition
Posted Dec 21, 2008 11:35 am

TahawusEsther Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2006

Tahawus

Climbed via the Wilmington Trail from the Wilmington Reservoir. There was still a lot of snow around this time of year, especially over 3000'. The herd path wasn't hard to follow but the tree branches and occasional blowdown, along with the usual spruce traps, made this a fairly challenging peak in its own right.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 1:56 pm

EnapaiFrom ASRC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

Enapai

Had done this previously in June 1998. Went with my brother who needed it for his 46. Did a slightly alternative route by going up the old T-bar line for the old Marble Mtn. ski area. Currently there is a sign for the herds path and actually some bridges through the swamp area (which I do not remember in 1998). Hazy summer day, so views were average. Bugs were terrible!
Posted Jul 11, 2008 4:27 pm

WinterWarlockADK 46W Number 1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008

WinterWarlock

After a week of warm weather, and a few days of rain, the day turned out beautifully, and the trail was in pretty good shape. Bare booted most of the way, then switched to snowshoes. Climb from the weather station along Mt Marble ridge was tough because conditions were mixed - some ice, running water, soft snow and exposed rock.
Posted Jan 15, 2008 12:32 am

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