Ascent of Mount Field on 2010-09-04

Climber: Thomas Carlile

Date:Saturday, September 4, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Field
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4320 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

After coming down the Tom Spur we found the junction with the Willey Range Trail about 100 yards away off the A-Z Trail. The Willey Range Trail to Mount Field is fairly mellow. The trail surface is predominantly soil, with a few rocky sections. The ascent up Mount Field is shallow, and uniform with fleeting views through the trees on either side.

The summit of Mount Field is wooded and broad, and offers little in the way of panoramic views, though there is a small overlook to the North from which the Mount Washington Hotel can be seen. Jadyn and I reached the summit of Field as the clouds were beginning to clear giving us our first decent views of the trip.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:600 ft / 183 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
By the time we reached the Field summit the clouds had cleared and we had good views from the limite
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:600 ft / 183 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Willey Range Trail
    Trailhead:Willey Range Trail and Tom Spur  3720 ft / 1133 m
    Time Up:29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Trailhead:Field Summit  4320 ft / 1316 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Willey Range 2010 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Tom2010-09-04
2Mount Field2010-09-04
3Mount Willey2010-09-04
4Mount Field2010-09-04
5Mount Avalon2010-09-04

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