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Ascent of Pack Monadnock Mountain on 2010-03-21

Climber: Matt Larson

Others in Party:Jonathan Ring
Date:Sunday, March 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pack Monadnock Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2280 ft / 694 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trails were mostly covered in snow. The snow melt created more than a few trickling streams down the trail path, making for a moderately challenging climb through the mud, snow, and water. Despite the conditions, the trail was very manageable and both the acending and descending routes were great, interesting trails (lot of ridges, turns, ascents and descents). Was glad to have the hiking poles though. This was a good time of year to do the trail because it was less crowded. The summit has 3 cell towers, a lookout tower, and when the park is open there is a road that cars can take to the summit as well, so not a great destination it would appear for summer hikers. Great views of Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:806 ft / 245 m
    Elevation Loss:806 ft / 245 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool
40-50 degrees, cool
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:806 ft / 245 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Wapack Trail
    Trailhead:1474 ft / 449 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:806 ft / 245 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Marion Davis Trail
    Trailhead:1474 ft / 449 m
    Time Down:32 Minutes



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