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Ascent of Prospect Mountain on 2018-10-14

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Sunday, October 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Prospect Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2582 ft / 786 m

Ascent Trip Report

My plan was a hike up to Prospect Mtn with a loop back by way of the Money Brook Trail enjoying fall views along the way, which we certainly did. Unfortunately, along our foursome's descent from Mount Prospect, Ellen's mishap losing her footing hanging onto a sapling with her left hand led to a dislocated shoulder, all her weight twisting her shoulder away. We began backtracking just below an outlook to Mt Greylock with 911 rescuers reaching us along the Mt Prospect ridge line taking Ellen once at Wilburs Crossing by ambulance to the North Adams Hospital. Her shoulder now relocated, I pray to the "gods" her radial (nerve) damage becomes the quickest of heals.
Prospect Junction 0.63 hours / 0:26 hours
Prospect Mtn 1.05 / 0:50
Mt Prospect 1.65 / 1:20
TH 4.27 / 5:24
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1312 ft / 399 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1312 ft / 399 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:312 ft / 95 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 272 ft / 82 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:Appalachian Tr & Mt Prospect Tr
    Start Trailhead:Wilburs Clearing  2310 ft / 704 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1272 ft / 387 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 272 ft / 82 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Gain on way out:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Mt Prospect Tr & Appalachian Tr
    End Trailhead:Wilburs Clearing  2310 ft / 704 m
    Time:4 Hours 34 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Prospect Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Prospect Junction2018-10-14 a 
2Prospect Mountain 2018-10-14 b1312 ft / 400 m
3Mount Prospect2018-10-14 c 
Total Trip Gain: 1312 ft / 400 m    Total Trip Loss: 1312 ft / 400 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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