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Ascent of Rochester Mountain on 2009-08-03

Climber: Rodney Ziak

Date:Monday, August 3, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rochester Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:2953 ft / 900 m

Ascent Trip Report

Whacked up from Cooper Run at first stream crossing through mixed forest. At summit was surprised to see ATV- sled trail running north south along ridge, could have just taken this easy way and avoided alot of hard work off trailing. Summit was cleared with a great 90 degree n-e rather bucolic very Vermont views of the rolling hills and mountains of the north on a perfect weather day. Summit register was something not normally seen on a mountain top but appeared to be some variation on a geocaching game, with many scrawled children's entries.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1230 ft / 375 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:whack
    Trailhead:Cooper Run  1723 ft / 525 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:45 Minutes



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