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Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2012-01-01

Climber: Mike Arthur

Others in Party:Leesa Arthur
Date:Sunday, January 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Equinox Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

1st hike of the New Year! Started at 8 AM. Total fog until we were halfway down. At 11 AM the valley cleared and the summit was just clearing when we got to the car around noon.

Ice encountered starting at 2300'. Micro spikes were helpful (and almost necessary). Snow line was at 2700'. There was only about 2" of snow at the summit.

See my trip report and pictures at

http://www.offonadventure.com/2012/01/equinox-mountain-1112.html
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2740 ft / 835 m
    Elevation Loss:2740 ft / 835 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Calm, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2740 ft / 835 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Blue Trail
    Trailhead:Blue Trail Trail Head  1100 ft / 335 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2740 ft / 835 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Blue Trail
    Trailhead:Blue Trail Trail Head  1100 ft / 335 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Arthur
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