Ascent of West Royce Mountain on 2010-06-08

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:West Royce Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3200 ft / 975 m

Ascent Trip Report

A very wet trail in the col between East and West Royce.

For directions to the TH see East Royce Mountain TR.

From the Y trail junction south of East Royce Mountain the trail climbs west about 100 feet before dropping to the col. It is wild, rough and exceptionally wet through here, from the col the trail climbs to the rocky summit of West Royce Mountain. Good views to the south.
I took a few short snack breaks during the hike.

I got back to the TH and Rose in less than 4 hours after a 6.2 mile hike (both peaks). We chatted with a few other hikers and after cleaning up we drove to the Cold River National CG just north of North Chatham. Tomorrows hike, a traverse over the Baldface Range, starts just south of this CG. Only two other campers in for the night. I have been spraying for bugs at the start of my hike on a daily basis but overall they haven't been too bad.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:961 ft / 292 m
    Elevation Loss:2120 ft / 645 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:771 ft / 235 m
    Extra Loss:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:royce trail from east royce mtn
    Trailhead:evans notch on hwy 113  2559 ft / 779 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1990 ft / 606 m
    Extra Gain:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:royce trail to evans notch
    Trailhead:evans notch  1400 ft / 426 m
Ascent Part of Trip: royce

Complete Trip Sequence:
1East Royce Mountain2010-06-08 a
2West Royce Mountain2010-06-08 b

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