Ascent of Ragged Mountain on 2019-03-30

Climber: Dan Lewis

Others in Party:Madeline Lewis
(a.k.a "One Roll") and "Myleater"
Date:Saturday, March 30, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ragged Mountain
    Elevation:765 ft / 233 m

Ascent Trip Report

First hike of the season for "One Roll", third hike ever for "Myleater" (aka. my daughter and her friend from school). It was a pleasant outing, starting at West Lane, and progressing on a fire road to the western side of Ragged Mountain. Walked along the cliffs and saw rock climbing ropes affixed to trees near the summit. We saw many hikers along the way. Had a snack and made our way over to the southern cliff, but it was too windy to sit and enjoy the view. Continued on and down along the eastern cliffs on the Blue/Red Dot trail. My knees were aching a bit throughout the hike, and I was looking for a way to put less stress on them, sans trekking poles. We finished our hike and observed a line of parked cars stretching more than one-third of a mile along West Lane, almost all the way to Woodsedge Court. It seems that hiking is no longer an obscure hobby thanks to social media!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:570 ft / 173 m
    Total Elevation Loss:537 ft / 163 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy, some sun, 60's
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:570 ft / 173 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Fire road, New England Trail
    Start Trailhead:West Lane  195 ft / 59 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:537 ft / 163 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:New England Trail, Blue/Red Trail
    End Trailhead:West Lane  228 ft / 69 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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