Ascent of Grand Monadnock on 2011-12-23
|Date:||Friday, December 23, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||2700 ft / 822 m|
Ascent Trip Report2nd year in a row I didn't get to the top on my birthday.
The night before a storm came through and there was about an inch of snow at the trailhead and everything was very muddy. As I got to the top however, that inch had grown to 6. Mud was turning to ice, and i was the first person to use the trail since the weather. As a result, my crampons were useless as there was no pack. It was very slippery however because of the snow, ice, and mud beneath the snow.
As i got about treeline, the summit socked in with clouds. Since I could no longer determine if I was on trail or not, I was alone, and I couldn't even see the summit to get a sense of what direction to go, I turned around.
Coming down was treacherous.
Maybe next year.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1215 ft / 370 m|
| Route:||Dublin Trail|
| Trailhead:||1485 ft / 452 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Crampons|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds|
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