Ascent of Wachusett Mountain on 2011-10-15

Climber: Ken Morris

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 15, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wachusett Mountain
    Elevation:1998 ft / 608 m

Ascent Trip Report

A round-about hike from the south with a few wrong turns (a first for me). Up via Administration Road (and back down a bit) to Jack Frost; up Mountain House; down via Mountain House to Jack Frost to High Meadow to Echo Lake. The trails were rather busy and the summit was packed (apple festival).
Summary Total Data
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Sunny and cool, 60's. Drizzle at very end.
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Admin Road/Jack Frost/Mtn House
    Trailhead:Machias Pool car lot, Westminster Road  
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Mtn House/Jack Frost/High Meadow/Echo Lake
    Trailhead:Machias Pool car lot, Westminster Road  
    Time Down:45 Minutes

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