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Ascent of Blackpoll Mountain on 2013-11-14

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Thursday, November 14, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blackpoll Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2776 ft / 846 m

Ascent Trip Report

A steep climb to summit ridge following a woods road to a large metal tree stand after which the tote roads kinda dissapate away, windmills up above the trees seen and heard along bushwack to Blackpoll summit, retraced steps in a dusting of snow to an open woods road going northeast before bushwacking down toward Hoosac Range Windmills, crossing onto service road which led up to a ridge line of windmills with service road cut right thru North Peak's summit (a small cairn is placed in rock cut's east side above the road), walking the ridge offers a large horizon of view dominated by Mt Greylock, descending spent a few minutes in tree stand to lunch and enjoy valley views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1701 ft / 517 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1701 ft / 517 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.1 mi / 9.9 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1601 ft / 487 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1576 ft / 481 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:Woods Rd, Wack, Woods Rd & Wack
    Start Trailhead:471 East Rd  1200 ft / 365 m
    Time:1 Hours 57 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1676 ft / 510 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1576 ft / 481 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Wack, Woods Rd, Wack, Windmill Rd, Wack & Woods Rd
    End Trailhead:471 East Rd  1200 ft / 365 m
    Time:2 Hours 16 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Blackpoll Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Blackpoll Mountain2013-11-14 a1701 ft / 518 m
2Hoosac Range-North Peak2013-11-14 b 
Total Trip Gain: 1701 ft / 518 m    Total Trip Loss: 1701 ft / 518 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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