Date: August 23, 2014
Hiked with: Brittney
Location: Wilmington, NY (High Peaks Wilderness)
Route/Trails: Atmospheric Science Research Center, to Marble Mountain, Esther & Whiteface
Weather: foggy at the start, but cleared to partly cloudy by our summit of Whiteface
Gear/Food/Beverage: first trek for my Hydrapak Reyes (highly recommend), turkey sandwich, s’more trail mix
The first 0.9 miles of the trip is rocky and steep, but the ascent to the summit of marble only took us about an hour and a half.
There were great views like this in all directions and the summit was crowded with people! After this it was all down hill… Took us about 2 hours on the return trip. We probably could have done that faster but in our excitement the night before neither of us slept well…so our return trip we (especially me) were fading fast.
The views were incredibly worth the 9.9 miles, 8 hours and 44 minutes, and rough .9 mile start to the trip!