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Ascent of Mount Liberty on 2011-01-31

Climber: Karine Thate

Others in Party:Jeff
Date:Monday, January 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Liberty
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4459 ft / 1359 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bluebird skies and perfectly packed trail made for a great day on Liberty Flume! Parked at the Basin hiked in along the bike path, but missed the BW on the way up. Liberty Springs trail was perfect... wore snow shoes for good traction. Climbed really strong and picked out some good spots for sledding along the way. Chilly up top, but incredible views for MILES. Clearest, nicest views I've ever had in the Whites. We estimated we could see about 30 4K peaks from Flume. Ran into the cutest little Fisher on the way over to Flume - kept peaking out at us from behind a tree. Winds had gone down by the time we hit Flume, so lingered up there enjoying the view. Lots of fun sledding on the way down. One of the nicest days I've ever spent in the mountains. Beautiful and feeling surprisingly strong given the toll of the backpack on the previous 2 days.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3959 ft / 1206 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3959 ft / 1206 m
    Extra Loss:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route:Liberty Springs
    Trailhead:1500 ft / 457 m
Descent Statistics



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