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Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2019-10-25

Climber: Sandy Lara

Others in Party:Peter Lara
Date:Friday, October 25, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

We kept trying to dodge the late October weather and were concerned that a storm would drop some rain or snow that would cause the rock to be icy. We didn't have spikes. The forecast kept changing, but we got a good day. We went from the west on the Sunset Ridge trail. It's gated at the bottom so you start on the Eagle Cut Trail. Easy to follow. The route follows a lot of slabs (thus our concern about ice, but temps remained in the 40s). There were occasional piles of ice in protected places left over from the previous storm, but none that couldn't be walked around. We got to the summit in time for a minute of views, then were covered in a cloud with no view to speak of, but got some on the way down as the clouds blew here and there. Very pretty with the changing colors, although past the peak when we were there.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3400 ft / 1036 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3400 ft / 1036 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Start Trailhead:993 ft / 302 m
Descent Statistics



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