Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2018-07-21
|Others in Party:||Madeline Lewis|
|Date:||Saturday, July 21, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3840 ft / 1170 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClose to a three-hour drive each way to Mt. Equinox from my home in CT. Left at 4:45 AM. Started hike at 8:50 AM. Trail was a solid and unrelenting up most of the way, and we took our time. It got cooler the higher we went and was sunny and pleasant on the summit when we arrived close to noon. Some bugs, but not too bad. Trail was virtually bone dry. Views were very good, but obscured by some distant haze. Could see Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts, as well as Killington and Stratton in Vermont, and glimpses of the White Mountains in New Hampshire and the Adirondacks in New York. Checked out the rebuilt (ca. 2011) Summit Center. Departed after about an hour and made it down in about 2.5 hours. Got back home at 6:40 PM.
View from the Summit of Equinox (2018-07-21). Photo by Dan Lewis.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2827 ft / 861 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.4 mi / 10.3 km|
| Route:||West Union St., Red Gate Trail, Blue Summit Trail|
| Trailhead:||West Union St. Lower Lot 1013 ft / 308 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Very warm in the valley, pleasant on the summit, some high clouds and a bit of haze.
| Time:||3 Hours |
| Time:||2 Hours 20 Minutes|
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