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Ascent of Pine Cobble on 2011-01-17

Climber: Scott Wieman

Others in Party:Miles Horton
Date:Monday, January 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pine Cobble
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1893 ft / 576 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up in the mid afternoon with Miles Horton. The trail was packed down enough that we took our snowshoes off about a third of the way up and then continued on in just boots. Amazing views from the summit, but clouds moved in around the top of Greylock just after we reached the top. Good views down to the college, and we spent around half an hour on the snowy summit. The sun was setting behind the Taconics as we left the vistas, and we sprinted down the first .8 miles in just over three minutes, still carrying our snowshoes.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1283 ft / 391 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.7 km
    Route:Roads to Pine Cobble Trail
    Trailhead:Sage Hall  610 ft / 185 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
~18" of snow on the ground



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