Ascent of Mount Ascutney on 2010-11-06

Climber: Brian Lamarsh

Others in Party:GO
Date:Saturday, November 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ascutney
    Elevation:3130 ft / 954 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a very modest hike for the effort and return of scenic views. There are several waterfalls along the Weathersfield trail which makes this hike a must for enthusiasts. Though, rumor has it that these waterfalls most often do not flow at moderate or high volumes. My hike occurred several days after a New England rainstorm dropped 1 to 2 inches making the falls prime for viewing. The trail progresses through several open Beach stands and Hemlock groves. It is slightly rocky in several locations. BEWARE that the smooth granite rock tends to be slick, especially near the waterfalls if you venture off the path. There are several small lookouts along the trail and a great view to the south on the South Peak. Not far from the South Peak is a hang-glider launch pad. The sub-summit has several large towers and the true summit has an observation platform offering a 360 view.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2050 ft / 625 m
    Distance:11.6 mi / 18.7 km
    Route:Weathersfield T
    Trailhead:1080 ft / 329 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Some snow flurries, partly cloudy, high overcast clipped top of highest peaks, breezy at summit.

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