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Ascent of Mount Tecumseh on 2009-06-06

Climber: Matt Konchak

Others in Party:Mark
Date:Saturday, June 6, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Tecumseh
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4003 ft / 1220 m

Ascent Trip Report

First hike of the year and the first 4000er of the 48 Mark and I plan to hike together in NH. Woke up at 2:45 AM and drove up to Waterville valley ski resort where the trailhead is. No traffic made great time. It took about 2 hours to get to the Campton exit. Started hiking around 5:15 AM. It was light at 4:30 AM. Mount Tecumseh Trail. Saw bird watcher at peak. Not a great view. Short relatively easy hike. Was hard at points but mostly because I was out of shape. Not a good view at summit because of the trees. One nice view on the edge of a ski slope for Waterville Valley.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2200 ft / 671 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Mount Tecumseh Trail
    Trailhead:Waterville Valley Lot #1  1803 ft / 549 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
NICE!
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 34 Minutes



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