Ascent of Mount Major on 2011-05-13

Climber: Brian Lamarsh

Date:Friday, May 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Major
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1786 ft / 544 m

Ascent Trip Report

An after work exercise hike to the summit. Hazy, but blue, skies. Bushwhacked near the summit cone and located the old roof to the summit shelter which blew off in a storm in 1928. There were no trails leading to the roof which probably played a major role in its remarkable preservation. This area was also littered with treacherous granite slabs. A somewhat high hazard area for an unsure foot.

From the roof I bushwhacked down 600 feet in elevation and hooked onto the Express Route, a well used and unmaintained path. The second half of the decent was in deep twilight. I spooked a large bird which may have been on its roost for the night, possibly a raven.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1136 ft / 346 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1136 ft / 346 m
    Route:Beeline Trail
    Trailhead:650 ft / 198 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Bushwhack / Express Route

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