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DundeelPhilly Summit Steak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014


Definitely recommend May or early June. I was doing the "huckleberry breast stroke" almost the whole way from the lake to the top. It was a hot day and I took advantage of some lingering snow pockets to fill my hat and let it slowly melt. Waded into Lake Serene on the way out and it felt good enough to swim in. Philadelphia claimed my altimeter watch. Mt. Prophet tore the watchband off and the Philly huckleberry bushes plucked the remaining watch out of my pocket.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 9:18 pm

kevinsaPhiladelphia Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2013


Much better views than I expected. Didn't hit consistent snow until about 3200' - not a problem because there was a faint climber's path to that point from the lake.
Posted Jun 5, 2013 5:32 pm

Mike LewisTenisshoes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

Mike Lewis

And snowshoes can mix okay with gaiters.

Posted May 3, 2011 5:33 pm

Josh LewisHad lots of fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

Josh Lewis

Had a lot of fun breaking trail up this mountain, although got a bit thirsty. Great views if you know where to look, besides the obvious looming Mount Index.
Posted May 3, 2011 3:44 am

EastKingSmoked Mad Philly!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011


Nice peak-a-boo views of Mount Index. We could hear throughout the entire climb avalanches!!!!Good to get this peak on a terrific day!!
Posted Apr 3, 2011 7:12 pm

gimpilatorPerfect for May  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2009


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.
Posted May 29, 2009 1:30 am

RedwicBetter Than Expected!!!  Sucess!
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.
Posted May 29, 2009 12:05 am

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