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Esther and Whiteface Mountains at a Moderate Pace, A2A

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Jun 17 6:45AM - 7:45AM

First a disclaimer...I have never climbed Esther or Whiteface. I am keeping the number of attendees small so that I can invite co-leaders and others experienced with this hike.
We will start from the Atmospheric Research Center and climb steeply to the summit of Marble Mountain then to the summit (actually near the summit) of Lookout Mountain. In this area we will connect with the trail to Esther. After summiting Esther we will return to the main trail and continue to the summit of Whiteface which, again, is a steep climb.
I timed this hike so that we might run into Stephanie's group on the top of Whiteface - we'll have to see how that works out. On the descent we will take the same route back minus the side trip to Esther.
This is a rugged, steep and probably muddy hike. Black flies will also likely still be present. Hikers need to be in good shape and have been doing regular aerobic exercise. Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, sturdy footwear, bug spray, sunscreen, a rain/wind layer, emergency supplies, a great attitude and anything else you feel you need for a hike like this.
Elevation gain is approximately 3560 and the total round-trip distance is approximately 9.25 miles. Rain date will either be Sunday or another date to be determined. At this point there is a 50% chance of rain in the afternoon for Saturday. The chance of thunderstorms is also present. Watch for possible changes to this hike due to weather.
We will meet at the Exit 9 Park and Ride so we can carpool together. I drive a silver Subaru Wagon. If you ride with someone else please chip in to cover the driver's cost. If you need to reach me my number is[masked]-3878. Looking forward to a great hike.

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