Ascent of Mount Whiteface on 2013-06-15

Climber: Ryan Myers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 15, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whiteface
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my first solo overnight trip. I got out around 10am and took the Blueberry Ridge Trail. There was one point on the trail at a clearing where the marked tree on the other side had fallen but otherwise, it was very easy to follow. Ran into a couple with their dog, they helped me out finding the marker. Reached what I thought was the summit around 1. This is the first wide open face that you'll come to and has endless views as the mountain kind of just drops off. After this point, I got a little turned around. The next marker is up a scramble where there used to be a ladder (you can see the holes in the rock). The true summit is up a little way after this but there are great views just after this little scramble as the mountain opens up. After The summit I descended to a low point just before The Sleepers, made camp then tackled the Sleepers. The next day I finished the loop with Mount Passaconaway and walked back to the car on a punishing downhill trail. Great first solo, it's interesting what you think about alone in the woods.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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