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mikethehikerRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: september 2004  Sucess!


Very nice hike, it demands a constant effort and a lot of water, but the view on the summit is superb on a clear day... well if you don't look at the tons of people coming by car.
Posted Sep 8, 2004 9:27 pm

kevsmithRoute Climbed: Wilmington Trail from the reservoir Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!


Warm day, consumed a lot of water. The hike in from the reservoir is moderate, recommend grabbing Esther on the way. One of my favorite parts was the wall along the highway, and the final tenths of a mile to the summit are suspenseful. The top was swarmed, 50 people or so, high tourist area, most drove of course. Still the views on Lake Placid and the High Peaks in the distance are well worth it. I descended the longer way to Connery Pond, for a different experience.
Posted Jul 16, 2004 11:15 am

redcell6613Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!


Too many people
Posted Jul 12, 2004 8:36 pm

hillmanRoute Climbed: from the res Date Climbed: 5-29  Sucess!


Wierd to have throngs of tourists eating packed lunches. They couldn't figure out why someone would hike that mountain...
Posted Jun 6, 2004 2:43 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Ski Center Date Climbed: 1980  Sucess!


Spent sometime up there after the Olympics.
Posted Dec 2, 2003 7:18 am

mt10climberRoute Climbed: Right up the from the ski center Date Climbed: 07/03/03  Sucess!


Climbed from the ski lodge up bike paths. found summit trail behind the highest ski lift. Fun trail with the ropes and all. Clear skies, great veiws.
Posted Sep 27, 2003 11:49 am

climber46Route Climbed: Old Marble Mtn Ski Area Approach/Wilmington Trail Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2000  Sucess!


I am proud to say that I have never reached Whiteface's summit by car or chairlift. I have only hoofed it to the top to the 'amazement' of the tourists at the top. This hike had many great views and was a worthwhile hike. I definitely recommend the Marble Mtn approach as it shortens the approach to the mountains by almost one mile.

Posted Aug 6, 2003 7:58 pm

JScolesRoute Climbed: Weather Station Trail from the East Date Climbed: March 16 2002  Sucess!


My partner and I left our car at about 08:30 in the morning in a drizzle that developed into an ice fog once we got above 1000m. The trail was solid and not too icy and there was only the occasional post-holing and it was quite mild out perhaps –1~5c.

After about two hours of we were at the junction with the memorial highway and the wind was blowing at about 60kph, and we were in low-level cloud. We also met two other climbers who had come up the highway. They were sitting in the full force wind having lunch and obviously feeling its ill effects as one of them was shivering and they were debating on weather they should go any further. We directed them to a site a few meters to the left of the highway were it was out of the wind and actually quite sunny and after a few cups of hot coffee they warmed up and followed us up to the top.

As soon as we go onto the East Ridge we were above the clouds and had a great summit push with the wind blowing, the sun shining and the occasional wispy cloud streaming by. The ridge was icy in spots but crampons were not really necessary and we topped out in glorious sunshine in only a few minutes, followed closely by the other party.

Whiteface was the only high peak to be fully in the clear that day and we looked out on a beautiful sea of white clouds with Marcy and Algonquin occasionally poking though. After a quick lunch headed down and with a side trip up to Ester we were back at our car at 19:00 on the dot. One of the better winter assents I have ever had in the Dacks and the first time I climbed this peak from the east.

Posted Mar 18, 2002 10:21 am

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