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Ascent of Round Top Hill on 2000-07-04

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Tuesday, July 4, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Round Top Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1781 ft / 542 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was about noon when I arrived to the area near Round Top. I began my hike following a rudimentary trail marked by white blazes on the trees. In places the trail was nonexistent but the blazed route helped. And it was steep! My map seemed to indicate that it was about 100 feet of gain but then I realized I had one of those maps that mark things off using the communist metric system, so it was actually more like 300 feet of gain. Ugh, meters. When will people give up on this silly fad? The hike was short, steep, and quick. I burned a few joules along the way. I was at the summit in about 20 minutes, a grassy top with rocks and trees. I took a break in the open, but couldn't see much. I didn't stay long.

Coming down, I slipped and caked my pants in thick brown mud. They were goners for the trip. I'd have to take them home like that in a plastic bag on the plane and hope they were salvageable. From here, I drove back to Manchester, New Hampshire, and lazed in a local hotel before flying home the following morning.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Trailhead:1481 ft / 451 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail



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