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Ascent of Mount Hale on 2008-09-21

Climber: M (whichway) Lardiere

Others in Party:solo
Date:Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hale
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4054 ft / 1235 m

Ascent Trip Report

got a late start - 12:30. turned out to only be a 3hr hike anyway. Overcast and humid but pleasant temp. well-maintained trail, yellow blazes. leaves just beginning to turn. summit is an open clearing with a monstrous cairn and the cement reinforcements that once supported the firetower. otherwise surrounded by evergreens; no view even if the conditions weren't near-whiteout.
ran into a few groups on the way down, but saw no one else all day. having started late, i had the summit to myself.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2284 ft / 696 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Hale Brook tr
    Trailhead:Zealand Rd  1770 ft / 539 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 8 Minutes



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