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Ascent of Mount Mexico on 2010-06-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Friday, June 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Mexico
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2000 ft / 609 m

Ascent Trip Report

See my Mount Paugus TR for the overall details of today's trip.

The Big Rock Cave Trail passes to the east of the actual summit of Mount Mexico and a short bushwack is required to attain the actual highpoint.
The trail reaches a height of land at a large sign "Sandwich Range Wilderness, White Mountain National Forest". With a magnetic compass reading of 290 degrees I bushwacked about 200 yards to what I considered the highpoint at a small bump (I had no GPS so I could be wrong, I had a "feel" that this was the highpoint). The deciduous woods summit area is fairly large and flat and very easy to get around. I walked around in a circle before deciding on this spot.
On my trip back from Mount Paugus I repeated my short trek and came up with the same conclusion.

"GETTING TO THE TOP IS OPTIONAL , GETTING DOWN IS MANDATORY."
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:big rock cave trail/bushwack from TH on hwy 113A
    Trailhead: hwy 113A TH east of wonalancet  1200 ft / 365 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:big rock cave tr/old paugus tr to paugus
Ascent Part of Trip: paugus

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Mexico2010-06-25 a
2Mount Paugus2010-06-25 b
3Mount Paugus-South Peak2010-06-25 c
4Mount Mexico2010-06-25 d



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