Ascent of Mount Ascutney on 2019-08-18

Climber: Jason Rossman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Ascutney
    Elevation:3130 ft / 954 m

Ascent Trip Report

After hiking Shrewsbury Peak, I headed south to Mount Ascutney to finally check this peak off my list. I parked at the Brownsville trail head and did the 1 mile road walk to the Windsor trailhead. The road has no shoulder, but traffic wasn't too bad. Only when 2 cars are coming from the opposite direction at the same time do you really need to be concerned.

The Windsor Trail starts in a meadow. You shortly enter the woods and then it immediately starts up and never really levels off. On the way up I checked out the side trail to Blood Rock for a view. Made it to the summit and the observation tower provided spectacular views all around. Some clouds obscured views into NH, but to the south I could see Mt Wachusett in MA. The tower had those handy plaques identifying all the peaks you're looking at. The summit wasn't too crowded. Thankfully, the auto road doesn't go all the way to the top.

After tagging the true summit, I descended the Brownsville Trail. This was much more pleasant then the Windsor Trail. Lots of switchbacks and visiting the old quarry was pretty cool.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2391 ft / 728 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2365 ft / 720 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2391 ft / 728 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Windsor Trail
    Start Trailhead:739 ft / 225 m
    Time:1 Hours 42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2365 ft / 720 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Brownsville Trail
    End Trailhead:765 ft / 233 m
    Time:1 Hours 18 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Ascutney

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Ascutney North2019-08-18 
2Mount Ascutney2019-08-182391 ft / 729 m
Total Trip Gain: 2391 ft / 729 m    Total Trip Loss: 2365 ft / 721 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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