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Ascent of Bolton Mountain on 2012-11-05

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Monday, November 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bolton Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3680 ft / 1121 m

Ascent Trip Report

... in deepening snow, melt (with hardly any ice, ready with microspikes on tho) and partly cloudy, light all day flurries broke trail beyond Taylor Lodge. On descending into col from Mt Mayo, my reaching for Bolton Mtn met with a moose tramping in and across trail. My realization from up above should have been of a large noisy critter down below (thought of ice cracking). Worried my way back from Bolton in snowy landscape along an easier to follow broken Long Trail, with faded white blazes between Bolton & Mayo (not to mention deep stepping moose track confusing trail in col), got to Taylor Lodge in failing daylight. The worry had been to descend in daytime Mt Clark's ladder and below to cross beaver pond's narrow trail over deep water. I reached trailhead from Taylor Lodge respite with headlamp on!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3246 ft / 988 m
    Elevation Loss:3246 ft / 988 m
    Distance:10.5 mi / 16.9 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2746 ft / 836 m
    Extra Loss:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.3 km
    Route:Nebraska Notch Trail & Long Trail
    Trailhead:Stevensville Rd  1434 ft / 437 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2746 ft / 836 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.6 km
    Route:Long Trail & Nebraska Notch Trail
    Trailhead:Stevensville Rd  1434 ft / 437 m
    Time Down:4 Hours 12 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Bolton Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Mayo2012-11-05 a
2Bolton Mountain2012-11-05 b
3Mount Mayo2012-11-05 c
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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