Ascent of Bread Loaf Mountain on 2008-11-23
|Date:||Sunday, November 23, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Bread Loaf Mountain|
| Elevation:||3835 ft / 1168 m|
Ascent Trip ReportShadow, Pathfinder Pete, Munkay Grrl, Spruce, Diane Crefeld, Linda, Hilary, and Doug.
Emily Proctor Trail - Emily Proctor Shelter - Long Trail - Breadloaf - Long Trail Emily Proctor Shelter - Long Trail - Wilson - Long Trial - Emily Proctor Shelter - Emily Proctor Trail. 10.7 miles. 3,100 feet of elevation gain. 4:45 moving / 6:50 total.
Shadow and I drove up on Saturday night and camped in the car at the trialhead. Pathfinder Pete and Munkay Grrl arrived a couple of hours after us and set-up their three-season tent. The road in was not plowed and while we made it no problem others had a difficult time making it to the trialhead. Temperatures probably dipped below zero overnight - it was a robust seven degrees when we woke up. We took advantage of the car and got changed in the heat (and heated seats too). Spruce bought a bunch of blaze organe stuff (hats, vests, and gloves) so we didn't get shot by hunters. There was about 4 inches of snow at the trailhead and snowdrifts of about 24 inches up on the trail. There weren't many steep sections and the trail to the shelter was a nice gradual ascent. We had lunch at the shelter and then headed off to grab the summits. The trail to the shelter was relatively easy to follow - there wasn't that much snow and the blazes were frequent. Travel along the Long Trail was a little more difficult - the snow drifts covered the trail and the trees were covered with snow, obscuring the blazes. There were no views from either of the summits - a true peakbagger trip.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
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