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Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2011-10-23

Climber: Peter Zarabozo

Date:Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out at the Rt.108 trailhead for the Long Trail and followed it to the lodge and then up to the summit. It was a warm day at the base. Sunny and about 55 degrees. The summit was about 30 degrees and there was snow on the ground. It became partly/mostly cloudy at the summit but there were breakthroughs to allow for excellent views of the surrounding areas.

The trail was a lot wetter on the way down than it was on the way up which made for a messy, slippery, and tricky descent. We took the Profanity trail back down to Long Trail and the Profanity trail was especially wet.

Overall, it is quite a challenging hike, but well worth it. Round trip was a bit over 4 hours with stopping for photos and water breaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Elevation Loss:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Long Trail
    Trailhead:Rt. 108 Long Trail Trailhead  1593 ft / 485 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Profanity Trail to Long Trail
    Trailhead:Rt. 108 Long Trail Trailhead  1593 ft / 485 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 0 Minutes



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