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Ascent of Seneca Mountain-East Peak on 2010-06-11

Climber: Rodney Ziak

Date:Friday, June 11, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Seneca Mountain-East Peak
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3160 ft / 963 m

Ascent Trip Report

Threes a charm in the Seneca Range. After the previous days rain I was hoping for a drying wind overnight, but at the start of the hike at 4:50 a.m. it was low overcast with fog above 2100 feet and no wind. It turned into a mostly wet plant whack which meant plenty of slipping and sliding, the only tough parts were the cols between the summits and bumps that were thick and boggy, at one of them I took a wrong step and sunk in quickly up to my nether region in quicksand. Also, after the bump between Seneca and East Seneca allowed myself to foolishly get suckered into following an old skidder road too far to the southeast which caused me to "fall off the ridge" to the south, resulting in a thick, wet, Maine whack back up to the ridge. Wet feet and cloths the entire trip in 50 degree fog and drizzle, the good news no bugs.

A total of four moose were seen, three moose antlers found, one kept, and one coyote was yipping at me a few hundred feet back out of sight after I passed to close to his "yard" during my navigating error in the Maine like woods section.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:500 ft / 153 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:500 ft / 153 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Trailhead:Seneca Mtn.  2660 ft / 810 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Time Down:1 Hours 40 Minutes



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