Ascent of Old Speck on 2011-08-05

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Friday, August 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Speck
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ran up/down via the AT and the short side trail to the summit. Warm in the valley and humid the entire run. Maybe 2 dozen people on the trail, everyone in a great friendly mood. Must have been the sunshine and zero wind. This was my highest New England solo run...I've gone over 7,000 alone but that was out west. Anyway, the only rough part was climbing the ladder to the top of the observation tower. A bit scary coming down with grit and sweat on the hand holds. Added 5 minutes running at the end to get 8m for the trek. 1:06:50 up, 6:01 on top and 1:08:25 down (very careful with my footing).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3104 ft / 946 m
    Extra Gain:220 ft / 67 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Trailhead:AT at Grafton Notch  1496 ft / 455 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 8 Minutes

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