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Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2009-07-25

Climber: James Kaufman

Date:Saturday, July 25, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Up the Laura Cowles, down the Sunset Ridge with a side trip to Cantilever Rock. Took about an hour fifteen up (an hour from the trailhead), and about the same down. The trail was a lot steeper than I ever expected, with a lot of sections requiring the use of my hands. There were a lot of people at the top, and the views weren't all that great because of all the humidity in the air... Slipped a few times on my way down since I was climbing with running shoes and the rocks were wet. Fell on my butt once and slammed my knee into the mud once; thank got it wasn't rock. Was a pretty fun climb though.

highpoint #3
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Laura Cowles Trail
    Trailhead:Underhill State Park  
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Sunset Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Underhill State Park  



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