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Ascent of Ethan Allen Park Hill on 2019-07-19

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Katrina
Date:Friday, July 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ethan Allen Park Hill
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:250 ft / 76 m

Ascent Trip Report

Katrina wanted to go to the true summit now that she found out we weren't at it on our first try. After visitng the waterfront we arrived at the park and got to walking up the paved path. We saw the sign for the tower now said open, and seeing as it wasn't open last time, we detoured for it. A man on a mountain bike zipped past us on the steep waterbarred trail to my surprise. The views from the tower were well worth it. The sunset was great, but the panorama was better. We reflected on living in our new state, then went back down the tower and continued on a dirt trail along the ridge towards the true summit known as "The Pinnacle". There were some sections of boardwalk here, but it wasn't muddy at all today. It was getting dark in the woods, but soon we merged with a paved path once we dropped into a small saddle. From there it was a short walk to the top. The views weren't as good here, but they were fine in the direction of the recently set Sun. We went back on the paved trail all the way to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:155 ft / 47 m
    Total Elevation Loss:155 ft / 46 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:125 ft / 38 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 55 ft / 17 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m
    Loss on way in:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Start Trailhead:195 ft / 59 m
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:85 ft / 25 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 55 ft / 17 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    End Trailhead:195 ft / 59 m
    Time:13 Minutes



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