Did this one with Redwic at his suggestion. Bomb-proof snow on the ridge made for a great time. He's right, the views are better than expected. We heard and saw multiple rockfalls and snow plummeting off of Mount Index.
Better Than Expected!!! Date Climbed: May 28, 2009
When I had heard that the summit of Philadelphia Mountain is covered by evergreen forest, I expected no-to-limited views. I received quite the opposite, with spectacular views both north and south. Along the western slopes of the mountain, views of Mount Index are very impressive. This was the perfect time of year for my hiking partner (Gimpilator, this time) and I to do this peak. as the avalanche danger had passed but a lot of backcountry snow travel was done. Highly recommended summit route.