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gneissmountainLost my ring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2014
Skied the toll road on skinny skis very windy on turns and at top.. hard to stand. Nice ski out. But I lost my wedding ring either here or at Poko. $100 reward if somebody finds it. Please send me a message if you do. Thx.
Posted Feb 26, 2014 10:09 pm

CRiedel2In The Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2013


Hiked up Whiteface Mt via the Connery Pond trail. I wanted to do this one for years and finally made it! The trail was easy to follow and rolled gently through the woods for the first 3 miles or so to the lean-to. From the lean-to up to the summit was the challenging part, but fun. The mountain was clouded in the whole time...until I started my descent. Made for an interesting experience. 8 hours round trip, with about 5 of that being from the lean-to to the summit and back to the lean-to. Took a lot of pictures and had a great time.
Posted Oct 2, 2013 9:05 pm

yadahzoemtnWhiteface and Esther  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2009


Solo. Beautiful Day.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 11:38 pm

fridayIncredible descent on a bike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013


Biked instead of hiked. From Wilmington below to the turnaround at the summit. Descent was fun, a bit rough on the pavement down the tollbooth. But past the toolbooth...WHOOOHOOOO!!!
Posted Aug 20, 2013 5:36 pm

OnagerTook the long route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2013


Climbed Whiteface Mountain 4867' via the 11.6 mile round trip trail from Connery Pond. Very scenic route with dense, dangerous snow creating snow bridges towards the summit (One was at least 20 feet deep) Regardless, we managed to make it to the summit after about 6.5 hours of intense, 55-60 degree incline hiking and some bushwacking due to low hanging branches weighed down by heavy snow and ice. Cold weather around -10 F made the summit less hospitable than I thought it would be and forced us to head back down after a quick water/snack break near the observatory. Trek down was long but fun with some glissading. Was an intense and long, but fun hike and will go again once the weather is warmer.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 4:03 pm

gintherjPicked up water on top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013


Pretty straightforward hike. Cool views of the ski trails and lifts in the summertime. Top of lift about 3/4 way up trail is a good place to have a quiet break with a view. You can actually buy water on the top from a vending machine if you're running low ;)
Posted Jul 16, 2013 8:43 am

Bkoziol3Whiteface  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2012


Climbed with Ester. #36
Posted Dec 26, 2012 12:19 pm

SjboatwrightNice day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012


A quick day hike on a clear summer day.
Posted Nov 18, 2012 11:36 am

Bark EaterFine Early Fall Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Bark Eater

33rd ADK high peak after Esther earlier in the morning. Descended the south trail to Connery Pond. Very steep descent. Perfect early fall weather with great visibility. Trails largely deserted, crowded on top.
Posted Sep 12, 2012 7:15 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 Sep 4, 2012 9:52 am

jjfromnjWhiteface in the snow
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011


Awesome hiking in the snow.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:41 pm

mancopaWhiteface  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2012


I climbed this peak on the 1 year anniversary of my Dad, Len Sucheski's passing. This one is for you Dad. Clear skies all day, and a great sunset to end it.
Posted Jan 24, 2012 7:10 pm

stokel46 Finish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2009


A great peak to finish on. But no views that day!
Posted Jun 17, 2011 11:22 am

ScAtTeRbOnESunny Hike on Whiteface  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2010


Hiked in from ASRC in sneakers, temps and sun were warm. Great clear views from empty summit. Descended via ice crusted Toll Rd. Best time of year to avoid the crowds!
Posted Nov 15, 2010 3:42 pm

LDuszerbagged it in '07  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007


I climbed this one after doing Esther. I felt like I was storming a castle when I got to the tall stone wall supporting the auto road. The people eating lunch at the summit building who had driven up the auto road looked at me like I was nuts. Great view from the top though.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 10:43 pm

fridayGood view from the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010


I'll admit, I kind of cheated on this one. Instead of climbing from a trailhead, I wanted to set aside some time to see the town. So...I took the road up to the parking lot.
But, there is a twist. I went up the tourist walkway to the summit, but headed down the Wilmington trail to where it meets the road 450 ft below. Then, back up to the summit up the very same trail, just to get the feel of walking the more alpine parts of Whiteface. In all, about 800ft vertical gain.
Posted Oct 3, 2010 11:18 pm

mike_lindacher#46!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


#46 via the Whiteface Brook Slide. "What a long strange trip it's been". Bri, Sarah and Chris joined in.
Posted Sep 12, 2010 9:33 pm

pyergerwhiteface  Sucess!


Posted Jul 23, 2010 4:10 pm

JimWallacea very rainy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


I also paired up with Esther on this day.It was raining cats and dogs the whole time.I arrived at the summit of Whiteface at 7pm,then hiked the highway down.I'll have to return to get the jist of the views.It was nice being all alone on the foggy giant ,though...Jim w
Posted Jan 12, 2010 10:34 pm

TLPGot the peak, didn't get the views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009


I went from Connery Pond/Whiteface Landing. I like this trail much better than the Wilmington trail. It's pretty level all the way to the lean-to, then you march up the mountain. There was no mud, or slick rock, or overly rocky trail to be dealt with, which is a rarity in the Daks. I liked going up the rock above treeline to the summit, it reminded me a lot of a NH mountain. Not that many people at all for a saturday. It was a cloudy day, but no rain.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 11:51 am

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