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Ascent of Crum Hill on 2011-01-22

Climber: Scott Wieman

Others in Party:Dylan Dethier
Cody Semmelrock
Date:Saturday, January 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Crum Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2841 ft / 865 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fun snowshoeing bushwhack up Crum Hill from the northwest. Started out on a snowmobiling trail being trailed by a large white dog, then jumped off of that and headed up the ridge through thick forests with heavy undergrowth covered in snow. We were hiking on three to four feet of snow the entire way, and would occasionally sink down to mid-thigh or higher. Beautiful untouched snow on the false summit, but there was a logging road or some sort of development on the actual summit, which was disappointing though it lead to several great views west to Greylock, the northern Berkshires, and the Taconic Ridge. We descended in our own tracks to the snowmobile trail and returned to the car at Bliss Road.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:351 ft / 107 m
    Route:Bushwhack
    Trailhead:Bliss Road Intersection  2490 ft / 758 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
~4' of snow on the ground throughout the ascent
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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