Ascent of Mount Willey on 2012-08-22

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Alex Gile
Date:Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Willey
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4255 ft / 1296 m

Ascent Trip Report

Today Was a good day with my cousin Alex, we set off for this 4,000 foot mtn, expecting a hard but short hike up to the summit, of course after having a late start due to a soccer scrimage we were at the base of the mtn by 1:00 pm we parked at The willey house because there was free parking... it was a bit longer than the other trail (Ethan Pond) but it was a trek, it was pretty gradual i wouldnt say wicked hard but it was a fair climb to the junction at the willey ridge. from there up that 1.1 was pretty steep not to mention a little diseaving... To sum it up of all my hiking it was a long 1.1 miles to the top... being fair about it i would give it a solid 7/10 for my hardness level i can say there was a few rest spots that just coasted the sides of the mtn but there was a lot of uphill climbing, (i mean you expect it with the short distance) but it was a fair climb. as a experianced hiker i can say i wouldnt say this was a awful trail it was very maintained very solid trail. and not to mention the view outlook at the top... that is not the true summit though dont be fooled the true summit it at the top just up the trail when you come to a big pile of rocks you'll know... its not far so dont hold back, but the view is awsome well worth the hike... only 180 degrees but it has a very open view of wilcats the tripiramids, and a slight view of washington. so overall a great hike. just be careful out there and pack that water and you'll be okay.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2951 ft / 899 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:Kedron Flume Trail/Willey Range Trail
    Trailhead:The Willey House  1304 ft / 397 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Mid 70's Nice Few Clouds But Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes

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