Ascent of Mount Tecumseh on 2012-02-26
|Date:||Sunday, February 26, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4003 ft / 1220 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI took the Mt. Tecumseh Trail from Waterville Valley ski area parking lot to the summit of Tecumseh. I returned the same way, adding an out-and-back along the Sosman Trail to the south peak.
The trail was well broken out and packed, and microspikes worked well on the ascent. I switched to snowshoes near the summit, where I encountered some drifts, and I decided to wear them for the entire descent.
It was a cold sunny day without a cloud in sight. The limited summit views were framed by sunlit snow-covered branches, creating delightful winter scenery. I didn't stay long to enjoy it, as the intense cold wind drove me from the summit after five or ten minutes.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2163 ft / 660 m|
| Route:||Mt. Tecumseh Trail|
| Trailhead:||Waterville Valley ski parking lot 1840 ft / 560 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Clear|
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