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Ascent of Wachusett Mountain on 2011-01-22

Climber: Christopher Simpson

Date:Saturday, January 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wachusett Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1998 ft / 608 m

Ascent Trip Report

Gorgeous day on trail.
Cold, but after warming up only needed a half-zip to be comfortable.
Snowshoes all the way up, and changed to crampons (microspikes) for the trip down. Once I got to the spot where the trail split off however, needed to go back to snowshoes as the trail was less downtrodden.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:817 ft / 249 m
    Elevation Loss:1638 ft / 499 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
20 degrees and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:817 ft / 249 m
    Route:Harrington Trail
    Trailhead:1181 ft / 359 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1638 ft / 499 m
    Route:Harrington Trail
    Trailhead:360 ft / 109 m



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