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Ascent of South Sugarloaf Mountain on 2019-10-06

Climber: Floyd Greenwood

Others in Party:UMOC Fall 2019
Cash Guyer
Date:Sunday, October 6, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Sugarloaf Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:610 ft / 185 m

Ascent Trip Report

Entered 10/6/2019.

This was a very brief hike to the observatory on top of South Sugarloaf Mountain. It's such a small mountain in terms of volume yet has a road up its slopes and facilities at the summit. The trails were steep coming up and especially down. We climbed the observation tower and were treated with very high-quality views. It was foggy, but that adds a bit of a vibe to it. I was disappointed to see housing developments in construction right next to the trail at the mountain's base. I guess the state park doesn't cover any radius around the mountain itself so developers could build right up to it. It was busy despite the weather including car traffic on the mountain road. I could feel my legs after yesterday's hike!
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A foggy view south from the observation tower (2019-10-06). Photo by Floyd Greenwood.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Windy, Low Clouds
foggy with some visibility
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Bridle, South Sugarloaf Trails
    Start Trailhead:Sugarloaf Street  
Descent Statistics
    Route:South Sugarloaf Trail
    End Trailhead:Sugarloaf Street  
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Floyd Greenwood
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