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Ascent of Manomet Hill on 2011-09-28

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Manomet Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:395 ft / 120 m

Ascent Trip Report

A dirt track southbound from Seriuos Cycles on hwy 3A ...... 1.2 miles, 45 minutes RT.

After visiting Norwottock and Rattlesnake Knob in the Holyoke Range State Park south of Amherst we drove for the Cape Cod area with plenty of time to take in this short climb. I had Michael Schwartz TR on hand.
We got off of I495 at exit 6 and traveled east on hwy 44 to hwy 3, where we turned right (south) on 3 to exit 4, then drove east to a right turn on hwy 3A. At 1.43 you come to the crest of the road and a number of stores on the right, we parked in front of the first store, Serious Cycles. I inquired at the Cycle store for the location of Michael's track, the 2 gentlemen told me "It's the second track, 100 yards back down the road.".
This was my TH, the summit is generally south.

I walked (west) back down the hwy 3A 160 yards to a gated dirt track on the left, a posted sign is apparently not a problem. I walked southbound half a mile to the wooded summit area where the highground is circled by a 30 yard diameter track.
To the east, outside the track, is a shot-up Witness Post and just behind it a BM inbedded in a rock "Reference Mark, Manomet #4, 1979". This is not the highground, I chose my HP inside the circle at a rock, GPS 41.92738,-70.59059.
I checked out the other 390' small contour to the south. I walked south on the track for about 200+ yards then turned/bushwacked right into the woods, stomping the area for the highground (crossed a good path). I can't say which of the 2 areas is "the" high ground.

"THE REWARD OF A THING WELL DONE IS TO HAVE DONE IT."

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:100 ft / 31 m
    Elevation Loss:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:dirt track sb from hwy 3A
    Trailhead:hwy #3A, Serious Cycles  295 ft / 89 m
    Time Up:13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:dirt track sb from hwy 3A
    Trailhead:hwy #3A, Serious Cycles  295 ft / 89 m
    Time Down:11 Minutes



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