Ascent of Monadnock Mountain on 2008-08-02

Climber: Scott Cockrell

Date:Saturday, August 2, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monadnock Mountain
    Elevation:3148 ft / 959 m

Ascent Trip Report

Via trail from near bridge from Colebrook, NH. NH 26 crosses the bridge -- signs in Colebrook are very limited. The trail is not at all where the trail guide I was following said, but I found it eventually. From the bridge, go .2 mile north on VT 102 to a gravel pit on the west side of the road. There is a small white sign saying "TRAIL HEAD" with an arrow. Drive in towards the gravel pit and there are other signs pointing to the left and saying "TRAIL HEAD PARKING". From there, there is an unmarked trail of slightly beaten-down field grass, leading through the meadow to the left of the gravel pit. On the other side of the meadow, the trail goes into the woods and becomes easy to follow. On this day, the trail was very wet. It looked as if the stairs on the fire tower at the top of the mountain were climbable, but I didn't climb them because there was thunder and I felt I had pressed my luck enough already. Five minutes after I got back to my car I drove into Colebrook and a hard shower started.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 5 Minutes

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